Book List and Society Publications
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Book List and Society Publications
Bibliography of Scottish Pottery
The two main texts, both of which cover the vast majority of the potteries of Scotland are:
- Scottish Pottery by J. Arnold Fleming published Glasgow 1923 and reproduced in 1973 by E. P. Publishing, now issued as a paperback. This is the basic text. Much of what we know of Scottish pottery we know because this book was published. It is a fascinating read but it must be admitted that it is full of inaccuracies, due mainly to the fact that Fleming accepted oral evidence at face value.
- Scottish Ceramics by Henry E. Kelly Schiffer Publishing Ltd, USA 1999. Again most of the Scottish potteries are covered and there are literally hundreds of colour photographs illustrating the wares. It is a collectors' book rather than a scholarly history but short histories are given for each pottery.
For those on a confined budget there is a Shire book:
- Scottish Pottery by Graeme Cruickshank. (new edition, see below)
But for those who want detailed information on the history or wares (or indeed many other aspects of the industry) there is no alternative to:—
- Scottish Pottery Historical Review. The last ten of its twenty three numbers are absolutely essential and earlier articles are still valid (see "publications" page in the 'About the Society' section).
The Scottish Pottery Society also issues a Bulletin on unfinished research which is available only to members.
As well as this there are books and booklets on more specialised aspects of the industry.
- Scottish East Coast Potteries 1750-1840 by Patrick McVeigh is beautifully illustrated with early wares.
Bibliography of Scottish Pottery
- Ayres, Denis (2009), Richard Abbey in Glasgow and Links Between Caledonian Pottery, Rutherglen and Midland Pottery, Melling and St Helens. The Northern Ceramic Society Journal Vol 25, 2008 – 2009, 117-143
- Bell, Jim, Nine Potteries in Kirkcaldy — a History, Fife Pottery Society, ISBN No — 0-9552268-0-5
- Boa, Valerie, Gerard Quail and Peter Denholm (1987) Clyde Pottery, Greenock 1816 - 1905, Inverclyde District Libraries, ISBN No — 0 9500687 8 0
- Collard, Elizabeth, Nineteenth Century Pottery and Porcelain in Canada
- Collard, Elizabeth, The Potter's View of Canada
- Cruickshank, Graeme (1982) Scottish Spongeware, Scottish Pottery Studies No 1
- Cruickshank, Graeme (1982) Scottish Saltglaze, Scottish Pottery Studies No 2, is short but full of information.
- Cruickshank, Graeme (1987) Scottish Pottery, Shire Publications, ISBN -10: 0 7478 0639 X
- Cruickshank, Graeme (1992) Campsie Ware, Scottish Pottery Studies No 3, Glasgow City Libraries
- Cruickshank, Graeme (2002) A Visit to Dunmore Pottery, Scottish Pottery Studies, ISBN 0-9525-332-78
- Dalgleish, George (ed.) (1990) Pots at the 'Pans: the potteries of Prestonpans, Musselburgh, and Portobello, Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Midlothian
- Davis, Peter and Robert Rankine (1986) Wemyss Ware, a decorative Scottish Pottery, Scottish Academic Press, ISBN 0 7073 0354 0
- Emery, Norman (1966) Excavations on Hirta, National Trust for Scotland, HMSO
- Evans, Godfrey (ed.) (1981) Aberdeen Ceramics, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
- Fleming, J. Arnold (1923) Scottish Pottery, Glasgow, Maclehose, Jackson & Co. Ltd
- Fleming, J. Arnold (Reprinted 1973) Scottish Pottery, Wakefield, Yorkshire, EP Publishing Ltd, ISBN o 85409 778 3
- Finlayson R. W. (1972) Portneuf Pottery, Longman Canada Ltd
- Haggarty, G & McIntyre, A 1996 'Newbigging Pottery East Lothian' Proc Soc of Antiq Scot, 126 ** (1996), 943-962.
- Forbes, S & Haggarty, G 2002 ‘William Reid’s Newbigging Pottery, Musselburgh 1800 -1932’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 19 (2002), 15-27.
- Haggarty, G & Forbes, S 2004 ‘Scotland: Lind and A-Marked porcelain’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal, 20 (2003-4), 1-10 Haggarty, G 2005 ‘Newbigging Pottery Musselburgh, Scotland: Ceramic Resource Disk’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 21 (2004-5).
- Forbes, S & Haggarty, G 2005 ‘The Ceramic History of West Pans: Part 1’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 21 (2005), 29-47.
- Haggarty, G 2006 ‘West Pans Pottery Resource Disk’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 22 (2005-6).
- Forbes, S & Haggarty, G 2006 ’The Ceramic History of West Pans: Part 2’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 22 (2005-6), 5-22
- Haggarty, G 2006 ‘A gazetteer and summary of French pottery imported into Scotland c1150 to c1650 a ceramic contribution to Scotland’s economic history’. A CD Rom in Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 12 (2006), 117-8 plus CD Rom.
- Forbes, S & Haggarty, G 2007 ’The Musselburgh Pottery’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 23 (2006-7), 159-165.
- Haggarty, G 2007 ‘The Verreville pottery Glasgow: Ceramic Resource Disk’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 23 (2006-7).
- Haggarty, G 2007 ‘The evidence for 18th century Creamware and Pearlware production in the Forth littoral’ in Creamware and Pearlware Re-Examined’ A collection of papers presented at a Colloquium held by the English Ceramic Circle at the Victoria and Albert Museum 4th and 5th June 2005. Ken, 218-230.
- Haggarty, G 2007 ‘Lancefield Quay Verreville Glasgow: Ceramic Resource Disk: Published by “FIRAT & the NMS” (Copies can be obtained from the author)
- Haggarty, G 2007 ‘Ceramics’ in Johnson. M Oram, R & Neighbour, T Excavations at Gilmerton Cove, Edinburgh, 2002 Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 136 (2006), 328.
- Haggarty, G 2008 ‘Portobello Potteries’ A Ceramic Resource Disk in’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 24 (2007-8).
- Haggarty, G 2008 ‘Out of the Blue: 18th Century Scottish Porcelain’ A catalogue accompanying a loan exhibition of 18th century West Pans porcelain from Scottish collections. The City of Edinburgh Council
- Haggarty, G 2008 ‘Ceramic Report’ in Big Cousland Dig: The Cousland Local History Project.http://www.scribd.com/doc/7378480/Big-Cousland-Dig-2008
- Haggarty, G 2009 ‘A pottery assemblage from excavations at the Morrison Haven Kiln Site n/r Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland’ A Ceramic Resource Disk in: The Northern Ceramic Society Journal 25 (2008-9).
- Haggarty, G 2009: ‘Ceramics’ in Oleksy, V Conformity and resistance in the Victorian penal system: archaeological investigations at Parliament House, Edinburgh, Post Medieval Archaeology 42 Part 2 (2009), 288-91.
- Haggarty, G 2009 ‘Pottery from the midden’ in Mitchell, S Oliver, F and Neighbour, T A Social History of 19th-century Farm Workers and their Families, at Jack's Houses, Kirkliston, Midlothian. http://www.sair.org.uk/
- Haggarty, G 2010 ‘The Belfield Pottery Production Site Ceramic Resource Disk: The Northern Ceramic Society Journal Vol 26 (2009-10), 142-3 + CD ROM.
- Haggarty, G & Gray, J 2010 ‘A collection of sprig moulds from the City of Edinburgh Museum’ The Northern Ceramic Society Journal Vol 26 (2009-10), 132-41.
- Haggarty, G 2010 ‘Pottery from Excavations at Cuttle Prestonpans by the AOC Archaeology Group in the Belfield Pottery Production Site Ceramic Resource Disk Ceramic Resource Disk: The Northern Ceramic Society Journal Vol 26 (2009-10) word files 126-146.
- Haggarty, G 2010 ‘Pots at the Pans: William Littler’s Porcelain Factory at West Pans’ Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian & Field Naturalists Society Vol XXIV (2010), 4-29.
- Haggarty, G & Hall W 2010 ‘Throw some more fuel on the fire’. The stove tiles of medieval Scotland’ in De Groote, K Tys, D & Pieters, M (eds) Exchanging Medieval Material Culture Studies on archaeology and history presented to Frans Verhaeghe Relicta Monografikkn 4 Archeologie, Monumenten- & Landschapsonderzoek in Vlaandren, 67-74.
- Haggarty, G & Forbes, S 2010 ‘The history of West Pans’ in Lewis J West Pans: excavations at a ceramic production site near Musselburgh, East Lothian. Proc Soc Antiq Scot 138 (2011),
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Lancefield Quay (Verreville Pottery,’ National Museums Scotland.http://repository.nms.ac.uk/324/
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Excavations conducted on the site of Campbellfield pottery Glasgow.’ AOC Archaeology & National Museums Scotland.http://repository.nms.ac.uk/329/
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Excavations at the Broomielaw Glasgow (Verreville Pottery.’ National Museums Scotland. http://repository.nms.ac.uk/325/
- Haggarty, G (2011) Ceramic Resource Disc: Thistle Pottery Portobello Buchan’s hand painted stoneware. National Museums Scotland. http://repository.nms.ac.uk/291/
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Bo’ness Pottery,’ National Museums Scotland. http://repository.nms.ac.uk/326/
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Prestonpans Potteries.’ National Museums Scotland.http://repository.nms.ac.uk/327/
- Haggarty, G (2011) ‘Ceramic Resource Disk: Excavations at the Brunton Wire Works site at Musselburgh (Newbigging Pottery.’ AOC Archaeology & National Museums Scotland. http://repository.nms.ac.uk/328
- George Haggarty, Derek Hall, Simon Chenery, Sourcing Scottish redwares Medieval Pottery Research Group Occasional Paper 5
- Haggarty, G Derek Hall and Chenery, S (2011) Scottish redware project ICP data http://repository.nms.ac.uk/301/
- Cook, M Fourace, L& Haggarty G 2008 ‘ A Glasgow Pottery Revealed Campbelfield Brick, Tile and Pottery Works’ in History Scotland 9 No 1 Jan/Feb (2009), 8-10.
- Harrisson,Barbara (1995) Later Ceramics in South-East Asia, Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN 967 65 3112X
- Hill, Robin A. (1997; 2nd edition) A History of A. W. Buchan & Co Ltd., Potters, Portobello, Edinburgh
- Kelly, Henry E. (1993) Scottish Sponge Printed Pottery, Glasgow, Lomondside Press, ISBN 0 9251035 0 8
- Kelly, Henry E. (1993) Bell's Pottery, Scottish Industrial History 16, Business Archives Council, Scotland
- Kelly, Henry E. (1994) The Beginning of the Pottery Industry in Greenock, Scottish Industrial History 17, Business Archives Council, Scotland
- Kelly, Henry E. (1996) A Life of Robert Cochran of Verreville and Britannia Potteries, Scottish Industrial History 18, Business Archives Council, Scotland
- Kelly, Henry E. (1999) Scottish Ceramics, Pennsylvania, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, ISBN 0-7643-0946-3
- Kelly, Henry E., Arnold A. and Dorothy E. Kowalsky (2001) Spongeware 1835 - 1935, Pennsylvania, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, ISBN 0-7643-1270-7
- Kelly, Henry E., The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell. Printed privatelyhttp://bellsglasgowpottery.com
- Kinahan, Jill (2000) Cattle for Beads, Namibia Archaeological Trust and Uppsala University
- King, Elsbeth. People’s Pictures Glasgow Museums 1981 covers the use of decorative tiles in Glasgow architecture, though most of these were of English origin.
- Kinghorn, Jonathan and Gerard Quail (1986) Delftfield, a Glasgow Pottery, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries
- McNeill, Carol (1998) Kirkcaldy Potteries, Fife Publicity
- McVeigh, Patrick (1979) Scottish East Coast Potteries 1750 - 1840, ISBN 0 85976 038 3
- Moffat, Nan Muirhead (1982) Around the Studios 1939, Milngavie, Heatherbank Press
- Quail, Gerard ( 1979) Alloa Pottery, Clackmannan Field Studies Society. Completely outdated by Spreul & Rankine
- Quail, Gerard (1983) Nautilus Porcelain: the History of the Possil or Saracen Pottery, Glasgow District Libraries
- Quail, Gerard (1985) Garnkirk Fireclay, Strathkelvin District Libraries
- Quail, Gerard (1986) Caledonian Pottery, Glasgow Museums
- Quail, Gerard (1993) Cumnock Pottery, Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
- Reid, Laura and Margaret Goulder (1984) Links Pottery, Kirkcaldy, Fife Local Studies Workshop
- Retter, Janet (1978) Drongan, Cumnock and Doon Valley District Council
- Roberts, Christine and Beverly Lyon (1977) Bo'ness Potteries, Falkirk District Museums
- Scott-Sutherland, Colin (1995) Elizabeth Mary Watt, Newmill, The Patten Press
- Scottish Pottery Society Scottish Pottery Historical Review, published annually
- Spreull, James A. S. and Robert Rankine (1993) Alloa Pottery 1783–1907, Clackmannan Libraries, ISBN 0 9523246 0 1
- White, C. (1989) The Enchanted World of Jessie M King (has doubtful attribution of connection with the Links Pottery)
- Yeoman, Peter (ed.) and Dallas Mechan (1991) Excavations at Sinclairtown Pottery, Kirkcaldy, Fife Regional Council & Kirkcaldy District Council
On the technical side there are a few books:
- Clinton, Margery Lustres Batsford 1991 deals with lustres of all kinds.
- Connel, Diana lThe Pottery and Tobacco Pipe Workers of Scotland - The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society, 2001. It is difficult to know what the purpose of this book is; it is mainly a list of names, addresses etc of potters taken from the censuses but is incomplete and the arrangement is odd. Last year (2001) a second volume was published.
- Dodd, A.E. Dictionary of Ceramics George Newnes Ltd 1964. This is not specifically about Scottish ceramics, or indeed British ceramics, but for those who care for technical terms it is indispensible.
- Douglas, Graham and Oglethorpe Miles Brick, Tile and Fireclay Industries in Scotland by RCAHMS 1993 has a wealth of diagrams.
- Douglas et al. Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey 1985. Necessarily incomplete but very useful.
- Fleming, J.Arnold Modelling and Pottery Painting by Glasgow: Jackson Wylie & Co. 1926 deals with those areas mentioned in the title.
- Sanderson, Kenneth W. 1990The Scottish Refractory Industry 1830-1980 . An extremely technical and thorough covering of its subject by someone who was involved in the industry.
- Sanderson, Kenneth W. 1985Stein of Bonnybridge. A rather technical history of one of the large fireclay firms of Central Scotland.
Exhibition and sales catalogues
- Berwick, Hildegarde and others (1992) Going to Pot: pottery in Perth and Kinross, past and present, Perth Museum and Art Gallery
- Jessie M. King and E. A. Taylor (1977) Sotheby's Glasgow
- Studio Ceramics Collection, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
- Teapotmania, Norfolk Museum Services
- The Iris Fox Collection (1994) Sotheby's Edinburgh
- Glimpses of Glasgow's Pottery Traditions 1800-1900 (1990) Compiled by Rodger McAslan, Christie's Scotland Ltd
- 'Catherine Blair, First Lady of Mak Merry', Scottish Home and Country, SWRI, December 1987