November 17, 2018

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“PLAIN” Designs by Ambrose Schlegel…anything but PLAIN!

Early “Plain” Designs attributed to Ambrose Schlegel Collection & Photo Courtesy of  Malcolm MacFarlane L to R:  Original signed by A. Schlegel, Mulberry glaze; #83 previously undocumented, Dark Green matte glaze, 1902, 4.75″ height; #426, 1905,  Green matte curdled glaze, 9″ height, dark clay; #416 Mustard matte glaze with Green over spray around the top, 1905, […]

Van Briggle Pottery Festival, Sept. 15, 2018

Van Briggle Pottery Festival & Tour –  Sept 15, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 1125 Glen Avenue, Colorado Springs One-hour walking tours begin every 20 minutes, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are $15, & free for children under 14 who are accompanied by an adult. Dedicated on 12-3-1908 by Anne Van Briggle, in memory […]

Van Briggle TURTLE, FLOWER FROG, dated 1915!!

      Just when you think you have seen everything!  A “lovely” turtle, in Van Briggle green glaze, dated 1915.  You have to wonder how many of these were produced.  J. Emma Kinkead designed most of the animal bookends; and I would think first of her as being the designer of the turtle too!  […]

May 19, 1908 – 110 years ago!

The Colorado Springs Gazette stated, “The first kiln of the Van Briggle Pottery was drawn & reported very successful.  More than 600 pieces were in the first kiln.”     Page 143, Van Briggle Notes & More The kilns at the 1908 Memorial Pottery were in use from May 19, 1908; however, the official Dedication of […]

Collector Shares a V.B. Treasure!!

Stanley Goff recently posted on facebook, photos of a very handsome LION statue, in what appears to be the Van Briggle turquoise glaze.  That post set the Van Briggle facebook group on fire!! Stanley obtained the piece several years ago from an Ohio antique mall.  The piece is 10″ x 4″ x 6.75″ height.  The […]

The Official Guide to Dating & Identification of Van Briggle Pottery

Reprinted with permission of Brittany Stevenson, Van Briggle Art Pottery Co., Inc., copyright 2005 for the benefit of all Van Briggle Collectors! CLICK ON ANY PAGE TO ENLARGE

Fred Wills, VB Master Potter

A Dedication of Memorial Plaque to Fred Wills was installed on Sept 9, 2017.  It was placed on the wall of Anne Van Briggle’s Studio in the Memorial Pottery building. Fred began his career at this same location in 1947, having been recommended by his uncle, Otis Wills. Fred learned from Clem Hull, how to […]

1908 Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Tour 9-9-17

Annual Tour by Colorado College The Van Briggle Memorial Pottery was dedicated 12-3-1908, built in the memory of Artus Van Briggle, by his wife Anne.  Located at Uintah & Glen in Colorado Springs, the magnificent building is covered inside and out with over 5000 hand-made tile. Van Briggle Pottery Co. owned and operated the building […]

Van Briggle Display in Artus’ Home State

Throughout December, 2015; a special Van Briggle display showcase will be featured in the Claremont County Administration Building, 101 E. Main, Batavia, Ohio, 45103. Artus was born in Felicity, Ohio in 1869.  Claremont is the county seat for Felicity.  Their is an active historical society group in Felicity, Ohio.  They have been asked to assemble […]

PREFERRED EMAIL CONTACT ADDRESS!!

I am back online after more than 2 years, and regret being unable to access emails sent through this web site for the last 2 years.  In the future, anyone may contact me through my personal email    KHonea77@aol.com      I do try and answer all emails within 24 hours, and enjoy seeing photos […]