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Glidden Pottery

Alfred Mid-Century Highstyle Stoneware

by Ronald J. Kransler


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2011
Pages: 225
ISBN-10: 1612330169
ISBN-13: 9781612330167
Categories: CommunicationArt & Architecture


This book is the fascinating story of the company and the people who produced Glidden pottery. The first section of the book tells about the history of the company, the important designers who worked there, and the wonderful designs they created. The second section of the book contains a richly-illustrated catalog of Glidden pottery. The photo illustrations show the patterns and shapes produced by the company, arranged by number, at a level of detail never before available. The catalog also features the author's informative commentary about individual pieces. This book is the most complete work on the subject available and is written in a style that will appeal to both avid collectors and casual readers. At the same time, it contains a level of detail that will be valuable to historians and researchers. The information from this book was a major part of the research for the 2001 Glidden exhibition at the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY, which was organized by director Margaret Carney, Ph.D

About the Author

Mr. Kransler was born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. He studied art and design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He was a well-established commercial artist and a lifelong patron of the arts. His love of Glidden pottery led him to write this book.

Sadly, Mr Kransler passed away in the fall of 2010. This book is being published in loving memory by his friends and family.