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Ceramists - International

• Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection & Archive

Contains profiles of ceramists who are represented in the permanent collection of Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales, together with photographs of their work.

• Galerie Besson

Compiled by Galerie Besson, a private ceramics gallery in London, England. Contains profiles of potters who have exhibited at the gallery.

• International Academy of Ceramics

Compiled by the International Academy of Ceramics at the Musée Ariana in Geneva, Switzerland. Contains a list of the c.500 members of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics, including résumés of several of the artists and photographs of their work.

• Jason Jacques Inc.

Compiled by Jason Jacques Inc., a New York City-based private gallery that specializes in European art pottery from the years 1890-1920. The site contains biographical information on approximately 120 ceramic artists active during this period with examples of their work.

• Rosenthal

Contains profiles of designers (not necessarily ceramic designers, e.g. Karl Lagerfeld, Raymond Loewy and Walter Gropius) who have created pieces for the German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal. The database is compiled by the company [Text in English and occasionally in German]. The original page no longer exists, although the link was archived on the Wayback web archive which we've linked to above.

Ceramists - Canada

• Artists in Canada

Compiled by based in Saskatoon, Sakatchewan. Contains profiles of in excess of 1,000 contemporary Canadian artists working in a wide range of media including ceramics, carving, crafts, folk art, graphic design, illustration, jewellery, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and video art. Also includes a separate category of Aboriginal artists.

All artists can be searched by name, media type and province. Contains links to the artists' Web sites and examples of their work.

Ceramists - Denmark


Compiled by Jan Ringsmose, a dealer in Danish ceramics. The site contains biographical information mainly on artists who have worked for the Royal Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl and Dahl Jenson porcelain manufactories.

Ceramists - France

• Céramiques contemporaines françaises

Compiled by the Musée national de Céramique, Sevres. Contains profiles of several hundred French ceramists active between 1955-2005 whose work is represented in the collection of the Musée national de Céramique in Sevres, France, with, in most cases, photographs of their work [Text in French].

Ceramists - Italy

• Archivio della Ceramica Italiana del '900. Indice della Manifatture

Compiled by Roberto Conti. Contains brief histories of nearly 1,000 ceramics factories operating in Italy in the 20th century. An invaluable source on Italian ceramists. [Text in Italian].

• Archivio della Ceramica Italiana del '900. Indice di Ceramisti

Compiled by Roberto Conti. A companion to the above site. Contains brief profiles of 2,750 ceramic artists active in Italy in the 20th century. An invaluable source on Italian ceramics manufacturers. [Text in Italian].

Ceramists - Japan

• Japanese Ceramic Artists

Compiled by the Japanese Pottery Information Center. Contains articles on modern Japanese potters and pottery, mainly written by Robert Yellin. Many of the articles originally appeared in 'Japan Times' and 'Japanese Ceramics Now'. The original page no longer exists, although the link was archived on the Wayback web archive which we've linked to above.

• Shibuya Kurodatoen

Compiled by Kurodatoen Co., Ltd., dealers in contemporary art, based Shibuya-ku, Tokyo and founded in 1969.

The site contains brief profiles of over 100 Japanese ceramists, past and present. The original page no longer exists, although the link was archived on the Wayback web archive which we've linked to above.

Ceramists - Netherlands

• Capriolus Collectable Ceramics - Ceramists

Compiled by Capriolus Collectable Ceramics, a private gallery in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, owned by Ger. J.M. de Ree. Contains profiles of architects and designers, e.g. W.H. Gispen, and H.P. Berlage who have designed for the ceramics industry. [Text in Dutch].

• Capriolus Collectable Ceramics - Ceramics Manufacturers

Companion to the above site. Compiled by Capriolus Collectable. Contains profiles of modern Dutch ceramics factories. [Text in Dutch].

Ceramists - UK

• Crafts Study Centre

Compiled by the Crafts Study Centre at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, England. Contains profiles of some of the British pioneers of the studio pottery movement in the 20th century, with photographs of their work.


Three sites compiled by Described as "the UK's leading on line information site linking potters, galleries and collectors and everyone with a shared enthusiasm for Studio Ceramics"
The first site contains the résumés of c.500 contemporary UK (and some non-UK) potters with examples of their work. The second site - 'Comprehensive Directory of Potters', is described as a growing list of ceramists whose " work has appeared in events or been represented by Galleries on this website". Contains data on many thousands of ceramists active worldwide with their addresses and Web links. The third site - 'Archived Members', contains data on a further 60 or so contemporary UK potters

• Oxford Ceramics

Compiled by Oxford Ceramics, which is described as "a modern, web-based gallery that was created following over 10 years of collecting contemporary ceramics". It currently [2010] contains profiles of over 90 modern British studio potters with examples of their work

• Pottery Studio

Compiled by Pottery Studio, described as "a knowledge base for collectors, students and all kinds of pottery". The site currently [2010] contains over 7.300 pages of data on contemporary studio pottery, including profiles of c.300 UK potters and potteries.

• St Ives Ceramics

Compiled by St. Ives Ceramics, a private ceramics gallery in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, owned by potter John Bedding, a former apprentice and then assistant to Bernard Leach for almost 10 years. The site currently [2010] contains profiles of 60 contemporary British potters

• Wedgwood - Artists / Designers

Compiled by the Wedgwood Museum in Barlston, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Currently [2010] contains profiles of nearly 40 artists and designers who have worked for Wedgwood.

Ceramists - USA

• Archie Bray Foundation - Past Residents

Contains a list of past resident ceramists at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, with résumés and profiles of some of some of the artists.

Ceramists - USA: California

• Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California

A list of the more than 200 members of the ACGA. Several of the entries contain a profile of the artist and/or a link their Web site.