Newcomb College had been founded expressly to instruct young Southern women in liberal arts. Among the first persons to be hired by the Woodwards to assist with the new pottery program were the potters. Unlike the artists who created and carved the designs for the Pottery, the potters were all men, as it was believed that a "male potter would be needed to work the clay, throw the pots, fire the kiln and handle the glazing.
Newcomb College Pottery began as a collective designed to build on the Arts and Crafts ideal of handcrafted decorative arts being far superior in comparison to machine-made goods. This pottery, made in New Orleans, Louisiana beginning inallowed women to learn the craft of decorating clay wares, and also gave them a means of successfully sharing their work with the world through Today, collectors of American art pottery dating to the turn of the 20th century still see it as a skillful representation of this type of decorative art.
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Newcomb Pottery. Newcomb College of New Orleans is one of the earliest educational institutions to be associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. It was the brainchild of Ellsworth Woodworth, who taught drawing and painting at Newcomb, and his brother William Woodward, a professor at Tulane University, who was especially interested in developing a pottery program at the college.
During the first years of the 20th century, progressives and reformers actively sought to better the lives and conditions of working-class Americans, and many were particularly inspired to aid the educational endeavors of young women. The Civil War had left its harsh imprint on many women when millions lost or had to support the survivors, many with ruinous injury. The lesson was that women, no less than men, needed to have a means of supporting themselves.
In Newcomb Pottery was established under the direction of Ellsworth Woodward. The pottery was operated in conjunction with advanced art courses offered by Newcomb College. Woodward brought in recognized artists Mary G. Sheerer as co-director and Joseph Meyer as potter.
It was in the home of her husband's uncle in West Palm Beach, and she didn't tell me anything about it except that it was blue. And that I like blue, and I said, "I don't think so. I think it's worth something and you should keep it.
In the Newcomb College Potttery program began a new registration code scheme for tracking production and sales. Unfortunately, none of the original documents related to those codes have been discovered. Regardless, by matching sales data with other records researchers were able to reconstruct the meaning of those codes. Beginning ina sequence beginning with letters and numbers began.