Art Nouveau Pottery
Clay was the perfect medium for the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Its malleable organic nature let turn-of-the-century artisans shape it into the sinewy lines, feminine curves, and scrolling vines so characteristic of the emerging movement. The introduction of new glazing techniques added luscious bright contrasting colors, which also appealed to Art Nouveau sensibilities. Like the Arts and Crafts movement which developed in England, Art Nouveau...