Washington, D.C. Stoneware Article in Antiques and Fine Art Magazine

Stoneware jar made by John Walker in Washington, D.C.

Stoneware jar made by John Walker in Washington, D.C.

Some of you have probably read the blog article I wrote last year on R. Butt, Washington, D.C. stoneware, which was basically an explanation of the various marks used at his pottery, along with the scant information on Butt himself that has plagued the study of Washington stoneware since its outset. Many years ago I, along with my brother Mark, set out to try to properly document the Washington potters but were mostly met with frustration at the difficulty in doing so. Last year, after writing my brief blog article, I decided to try to persevere, take the information we had already dug up, and fill in the large gaps we were previously unable to.

The result is the first published article on the Washington, D.C. stoneware potters, which appears in the current (Autumn / Winter 2010) issue of Antiques and Fine Art Magazine. In the article I finally explain who Richard Butt really was, who the mysterious John Walker was, and what Enoch Burnett’s work actually looked like. I highly encourage anyone interested in this subject to get a hold of a copy of the current issue of Antiques and Fine Art (available at major bookstores), but in the meantime, they have generously allowed me to post an electronic version to our website:xXx: Return of Xander Cage film trailer

Washington, D.C. Stoneware by A. Brandt Zipp
Courtesy, the Autumn/Winter 2010 issue of Antiques & Fine Art Magazine.

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