American Ceramic Tile Art and American Pottery


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Ceramic Tile Art and American Pottery." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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(above: Three vases painted by Franz Bischoff in 1901, 1903 and 1908. Collection of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California. Photo by Jim Heaphy, 28 February 2015. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


43 Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

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"The International Tile Company " by Susan Ingham Padwee. Glazed Expressions, Number 38, Spring 1999. The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. Description: A brief history of the International Tile Company of Brooklyn, NY (1883-c.1891) with illustrations. The ITC was the only U.S. tile company organized and financed in Britain. Accessed August, 2015.

"The Muskingum County Courthouse Floors: A Case Study of England's Role in the Genesis of America's Tile Industry" by Michael Sims. Journal of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (of Great Britain), Volume 9, 2003. Description: An analysis of English workers' roles in the establishment of a successful U.S. tile company--especially the role of Gilbert Elliott of the American Encaustic Tiling Company in its first years when AET Co. was contracted to manufacture and install the encaustic floor tiles for the Muskingum County Courthouse in Zanesville, Ohio. Accessed August, 2015.


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