Sought after around the world, Newcomb Pottery came out of the vibrant arts program at Newcomb College in the early 20th century, led by brothers Ellsworth and William Woodward. This is a classic and relatively large example, thrown by potter Joseph Meyer (brought in by the Woodwards in 1896). Men threw the pots, and women decorated them. This one was thrown by Meyer, then decorated by Henrietta Bailey in 1925. It is decorated with a band of Cherokee roses in green and blue, with an underglaze of pink. Joseph Meyer’s potter’s mark is on the base, as is the Newcomb cipher and mark of Bailey as decorator. You can read more about Henrietta Bailey here, and about the Newcomb program here. Occasionally we get art other than pottery from the Newcomb program as well.
Henrietta Bailey and Joseph Meyer
Newcomb Pottery, 1925
8″h x 7″w