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ceramics-bib - 7/20/01


A ceramics, pottery and tile bibliography.


NOTE: See also the files: pottery-msg, pottery-whels-msg, tiles-art, tiles-msg, aquamaniles-msg, utensils-msg, p-tableware-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I  have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done  a limited amount  of  editing. Messages having to do  with separate topics  were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the  message IDs  were removed to save space and remove clutter.


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Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



Subject: File - Bibliography

Date: 2 Apr 2001 08:08:18 -0000

From: SCA-Potters at yahoogroups.com

To: SCA-Potters at yahoogroups.com


"A Collectors History of English Pottery"

Griselda Lewis, Viking Press, 1969


"A Guide to English Pottery and Porcelain"

R.I. Hobson

r738 B77

British Museum, 1923


"English Ceramics"

Stanley Fisher

r738 F53e

Hawthorne Books, Inc.; 1965


"English Pottery"

Bernard Rackham

r738 R11

Scribner & Sons, Inc. 1924


"European Ceramic Art"

William B. Honey

Faber and Faber Inc.; 1949


"History of Pottery"

Emmanuel Cooper

738.09 C78h

St. Martins Press; 1972


"Medieval English Pottery"

Bernard Rackham


Faber and Faber


"Pottery in England from 3500 BC to 1750 AD"

K.J. Barton

738 B28P

A.S. Barnes and Co.; 1975


"The English Country Pottery"

Peter C.D. Brears

r738.3 B74e

Charles E. Tuttle Co.; 1971


"Medieval Pottery in Britain AD 900 - 1600"

M McCarthy and C. Brooks

Leiscester University Press; 1988

(an archeaological text, with diagrams.  Not many actual photographs -



"The Secular Spirit; Life at the End of the Medieval Period"

Metropolitan Museum of Art

709.02 N42s

Dutton; 1975

(Many examples of Medieval potery from a wide range of cultures.)


"Three Books of the Potters Art"

N. Picollopasso

q738.2 p591t

(taken from the noteooks of a medieval Italian potter)


"From Viking to Crusader"

Roesdahl & Wilson

948.02 F92

(along with other artifacts, there are many photos of pottery in this



"Medieval Pottery in the Yorkshire Museum"

Sara Jennings

The Yorkshire Museum; 1992


"Approaches to Archeological Ceramics"

Carla M. Sinopoli

ISBN 0-306-43575-6


"Freedom of Clay and Brush Through Seven Centuries in Northern China:

Tz'u - Chou Type Wares, 960-1600 AD"

Yutaka Mino

University Indiana Press; 1980


"Ceramic Art From Byzantine Serres"

Demetra Papanikola-Bakirizis, Eunice Dauterman Maguire and Henry Maguire

University of Illinois Press, 1992


"Acqumanili; Oggetti Medievali Per Uso Sacro e Profano"

Franco Maria Ricci

ISBN 88-216-0331-81982

(while this has to do with bronzes, often potters copied in clay what

they saw in bronze.)


"English Slipware Dishes:  1650-1850"

Ronald G. Cooper

738.37 C78e

(for those who do not accept 1600 at the cut off date for the SCA)


"The Archeology of Ritual and Magic"

Ralph Merrifield

New Amsterday Books 1987

390.094 M55a


(A scholarly work, with many photos of pots in situ, this work shows

many of the mor unusual uses medieval pottery was put to.)


Eames, Elizabeth: Irish Medieval Tiles: Decorated Medieval Paving

        Tiles in Ireland with an Inventory of Sites and Designs in

        a Visual Index. Circa 1250-1550.

        Royal Irish Academy Monographs in Archaeology, Royal Irish

        Academy, 19 Dawson St., Dublin 2, 1988, ISBN 0901714623.



        505 third scale examples, 8 colour photographs, six black and

        white photographs, 47 line drawings, 148 pages. Includes a

        drawing of a reconstruction of a medieval floor tile kiln. Hardbound.


Eames, Elizabeth: English Tilers, Medieval Craftmen Series;

        University of Toronto Press 1992. ISBN 0802077064. Paperbound.

        72 pages, 43 colour and 41 B&W Illustrations. Covers ovens,

        tools, molds, techinques, many examples of embossed and inlaid

        tiles, as well as shaped pattern tiles. Contains the only

        surviving wooden tile stamp. Very pretty book!.


Eames, Elizabeth: English Medieval Tiles; British Museum, Harvard

        University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985.

        Contains many of the same illustrations as the English Tilers

        book by the same author, 72pp. Lacks the tool illustrations

        but has the surviving stamp depicted in the English tilers

        book. Mainly a rearrangement of the above. color and b&W. PP.


Grafton, Carol Belanger: Old English Tile Designs for Artists and

        Craftspeople; with 161 Illustrations. Origninally published

        as Mediaeval English Pavingtiles, in 1937, by Lord Haberly

        (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1937). Dover original edition 1984.

        161 B&W illustrations, 128pp. 8 3/8 x 11". Unprovenanced but

        said to be mostly from the Oxford region.


Liebgott, Niels-Knud: Kakler, Hovedtraek af kakkeloven historie ca.

        1350-1650.1972. Concerns the making and construction details

        for Kakler which are the deep relief oven tiles standing ovens

        are made from. Nationalmuseet, Kobenhavn.

        ISBN 874807061. 39pp. paperback. Some excellent designs,

        knight on horseback for example. Some are made by turning

        cylinders and cutting them in half, then building the border

        around them and decorating.


Sherlock, David: Medieval Floor Tiles in Suffolk Churches; Suffolk

        Historic Churches Trust, paperbound, no date but post 1980.

        Possibly reachable through the The Old Rectory, Chattisham,

        Ipswich IP8 3PY. 47pp. 157 oftentimes very pretty designs

        drawn in dark brown on a parchment colored paper. With complete



Stopford, Jennie: Recording Mediaeval Floor Tiles;  Council for

        British Archaeology Practical Handbook 10, 4.70GBP,

        112 Kennington Road, London SE11 6RE, ISBN 1872414036.

        46 page paperback with a few illustrations of tiles.

        Short Bibliography.


Stopford, Jennie: Modes of Production Among Medieval Tilers;

        Medieval Archaeology 37, 1993; pp. 93-108 with notes.


Van Lemmen, Hans: Decorative Tiles Throughout the Ages, with 40 full

        color plates; Crescent Books, Crown Publishers, Inc. 225 Park

        Ave. South, New York, NY., Bracken Books 1988. ISBN 0517679604.

        Very large format book. Only a few medieval tiles in full

        color,quickly goes to later Renaissance Majolica tiles. About 90



Giorgini, Frank: Handmade Tiles - Designing, Making, Decorating;

        Lark Books, Asheville, N.C., USA, ISBN 0937274763. $25.

        1994, 144 very well illustrated color pages including how

        to make a tile press, tools, and many examples with complete

        instructions as to methods for the beginner. Well worth the money.




http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org/default.asp Ceramics Monthly URL

January, 1982; Vol. 30, Num. 1,"Folk Potters of Ripabianca" by Thomas

Kerrigan and Nino Caruso








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