Thursday, May 11, 2006

Something New for Pot Lovers

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2006 at 4:00 AM

No, not that kind. For art pottery collectors, just about anything from Pisgah Forest Pottery in North Carolina is considered very desirable, and the best pieces are those marked on the bottom with the name of the founder, Walter Stephen (1876-1961). What many people don’t realize, is that Stephen got his start in Memphis, when he established a little pottery firm called Nonconnnah Potteries in 1904. He later moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he developed the unusual shapes and high glazes that have made Pisgah Forest Pottery so distinctive.

A new book, Pisgah Forest and Nonconnah: The Pottery of Walter B. Stephen, has just been published. You can read more about it here.

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