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Reference Books
The Jug and Related Stoneware of Bennington by Cornelius Osgood, copyright 1981.

This book is a must for anyone interested in the Norton pottery of Bennington, VT.

Bennington Pottery and Porcelain by Richard Carter Barret, copyright 1958.

American Coverlets and Their Weavers: Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl.  Published by Colonial Williamsburg, copyright 2002.

Early New England Pottery by Lura Woodside Watkins, copyright 1966.


The Birds of Bennington by Steven B. Leder, Ph.D and Fred Cesana, D.V.M., copyright 1991.

This is a comprehensive study of the various bird designs used by the Norton Pottery of Bennington, VT.


Norton Stoneware and American Redware:  The Bennington Museum Collection.  Copyright 1991, second printing 2003.

Paul Cushman: The Work and World of an Early 19th Century Albany Potter.  Published by the Albany Institute of History and Art, copyright 2007.

This book was published in conjunction with the Albany Institute's wonderful exhibit of Cushman's work.

Early American Folk Pottery by Harold F. Guilland, copyright 1971.  

This book examines the early history of stoneware illustrated with artwork selected from the Index of American Design.  It's a great addition to any stoneware collector's library

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Early American Stencils on Walls and Furniture by Janet Waring, copyright 1968.

This is a soft cover reprint of Janet Waring's well-known book, first published in 1937.

Poughkeepsie Potters and the Plague by George H. Lukacs, copyright 2001.

This book is part of the Images of America Series and provides a facinating look at the history of stoneware in this part of the Hudson Valley.  The author is an expert on  Poughkeepsie stoneware and this popular out-of-print book has become increasingly more difficult to find.

The Folk Arts and Crafts of New England by Priscilla Lord and Daniel J. Foley.  Copyright 1965, second printing 1975.

Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1650 - 1850 by Susan Burrows Swan.  Copyright 1977, second printing 1995.