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Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America


The essays in this book look at the development of British Ceramics and their collection by American collectors. The historic ‘special relationship’ between Great Britain and the United States spans decades and is deeply valued on both sides of the ‘pond.’

Emerging from the alliances forged in the world wars in the first half of 20th century, both British and American societies have benefited from the infusion of each other’s cultural contributions. Ceramics and ceramic collecting has been no different in this regard. The British ceramic art displayed in this book is largely loaned from the private collections of California connoisseurs. These treasured artifacts testify to the regard and appreciation that American collectors hold for British ceramics.

This catalog accompanies the 2013 exhibition by the same name at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA.

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