An encyclopedia of Seagrove, North Carolina area pottery from the 1800s to the present covering identification, styling, glazes, values, rarity & marks. More than a book for collectors & dealers, it presents the story of independent Southern potters who never strayed far from their roots & traditions. Active since the 1700s, these families developed a style & presence never replicated in the United States. As utilitarian ware was displaced, they had to change to survive. By the 1920s, tens of thousands of pieces of hand-turned artware from this community were being shipped to customers like New York's Macy's, Chicago's Marshall-Fields, & garden & gift shops throughout the Midwest, South & Northeast. When they made salt-glazed ware, its quality was near porcelain-like. When they moved to artware & competed with the factory potteries of the early 1900s, their ware was lighter, more varied, & truly unique. With over 600 color photographs, HB, & color dust jacket, this large format book creates a new price/value point in historical/collector oriented books. Robert C. Lock, Inc., The Antiques & Collectibles Press (tm), P.O. Box 13739, Greensboro, NC 27415. (910) 272-0083, FAX (910) 272-0086.Lock, Robert C. is the author of 'Traditional Potters of Seagrove, North Carolina: And Surrounding Areas from the 1800s to the Present - Robert C. Lock - Hardcover - 1st ed' with ISBN 9780964124707 and ISBN 096412470X.