This beautifully illustrated sourcebook chronicles the history of the Newcomb Pottery at Tulane University in Louisiana from its founding in 1895. It explores the development of the art form, and presents a sensitive picture of the artists themselves. It includes a section on marks and dating by Walter Bob, as well as a complete exhibition catalog compiled by Sally Main Spanola, assistant curator.
Jessie Poesch is a professor of art history at Newcomb College, Tulane University. Her articles have appeared in Antiques magazine, Art Bulletin, and Country Life, among other magazines. She has published studies on Titian Ramsay Peale, early Louisiana furniture, and the art of the Old South. She was one of the curators for the exhibition, "Painting in the South," sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has lived in New Orleans for twenty years.