A Centennial Celebration
This exhibit brings together an outstanding collection of
the highly regarded art pottery, produced in Marblehead, MA
in the early twentieth century. Featured are more than 100
pieces of the hand-crafted pottery, which are among the most
prized examples of the Arts and Crafts design movement in
America in the early 1900s.
“The influences of Marblehead Pottery
go well beyond our local history, and make it a significant
topic,” notes Pam Peterson, Director of the Marblehead
Museum & Historical Society.
Dr. Herbert Hall started the Marblehead Pottery
in 1904, as therapy for patients at his Devereux Sanitarium.
His therapeutic workshop evolved into a business, and in 1915,
Arthur Baggs took over the production operation and continued
to produce the pottery until 1936. Marblehead pottery is characterized
by its simplicity of form and decoration, as well as its distinctive
matte glazes. Along with the typical Marblehead-blue bowls
and vases, the exhibit will feature some examples of Baggs’
experimental glazes and designs.
This program is supported in part by a grant
from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which
is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state
Click to see the
Marblehead Pottery Web Gallery