Just Art Pottery New Arrivals: Brush McCoy, Owens Pottery

Just Art Pottery has many new arrivals and if you haven’t checked out our New Arrivals Page, you’re in for a treat, especially if you’re a fan of Brush McCoy Pottery or Owens Pottery.

Owens Pottery

Owens Pottery is still operated by the family of M.L. Owens, who started the pottery company in 1895. It remains the oldest pottery in North Carolina and as anyone who collects this eclectic line can tell you, the quality and pride is still evident in the more contemporary pieces as it is in the older selections.

The Owens Pottery Utopian Vase, numbered 805 and shown here, includes a lovely high gloss that accents the blueberries and leave design efforts. They’re accented by gold and green in the leaves and shades of darker and lighter blues in the berries. It’s in mint condition with a small area of glaze miss on its base edge. There is no damage of any kind on this beautiful and unique shape. The wider base gracefully narrows to a small neck and it measures 5 inches in height and is 4 inches at its widest. It really is a remarkable addition to any Owens Pottery collection.

For those who like to collect the softer, more muted glosses will find much to appreciate in the Owens Pottery Matte Green Handled Vase. With dual handles on either side and beveled carvings for texture and dimension, this too makes a great addition to your American art pottery collection. It’s in factory original condition and measures 6 inches in height and is 4 3/4 inches wide.

Keep in mind, this particular line of art pottery differs from the J.B. Owens Pottery, who initially worked for Roseville Pottery. The Utopian line, which many equate with J.B. Owens, was begun in 1896. There were several setbacks, including two fires and of course, the Depression, which prevented this particular line of American art pottery from really come full circle. Still, it remains part of the art pottery sector that man remain loyal to – and for good reason.

Brush-McCoy Pottery

The “Brush” in Brush-McCoy comes from George Brush, who was the general manager of the McCoy Pottery Company in the early 1900s. In 1911, the pottery company changed its name to Brush-McCoy Pottery Company. What many don’t know is that following the death of J.W. McCoy, the name was changed once again in the mid-1920s to Brush Pottery Company.

The Brush McCoy Amaryllis Vase is a glorious combination of blues, browns and golds and is presented with a high gloss finish, which really completes the look. It’s elegant and sophisticated, which seems to be a new trend in American art pottery these days. This vase measures 4 1/4 inches tall and 2 3/4 inches wide. Currently, Just Art Pottery has two of these vases for those who are interested in owning a pair. It’s a strong investment and one that’s sure to add to the look of any room in your home.

These are just a few of the new arrivals we’re currently offering. If you’re looking for something specific, be sure to drop us a line and as always, if you have stories or photos you’d like to share, we love to see those too.

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