Marblehead pottery got its start as a therapy to sanitarium patients. Marblehead Pottery began as a small studio pottery in 1904. From its simple, unassuming start, Marblehead Pottery became among the most collectible pottery from the arts and crafts movement. The best Marblehead pottery in terms of quality and desirability rivals that produced by Grueby pottery.
One of the most popular craftsmen at Marblehead was Arthur Baggs. In 1905, Baggs became the director of Marblehead Pottery. Baggs was responsible for developing the hand-incised decorating style that is so highly sought-after by arts and crafts collectors. Arthur Baggs ultimately became the owner of Marblehead Pottery in 1915. Baggs stayed at Marblehead full time until 1928 when he became a professor of Ceramic Arts at Ohio State University. Baggs continued to work at Marblehead during the summers until the plant closed its doors in 1936. Other recognized Marblehead pottery decorators include Hannah Tutt and Arthur Hennessey.
Most of the Marblehead available on the art pottery market today is production ware. It is estimated by many that over 90% of the pottery produced by Marblehead was production pottery. Marblehead's production pottery consisted of simple arts and crafts vase and bowl forms. Typical colors for Marblehead production ware include blue, green, pink, brown or gray. As with other arts and crafts pottery matte green remains the most popular color for Marblehead pottery.
Shop for Marblehead Pottery
© 2003-2014 Roseville-Pottery-Plus.com | All rights reserved