Marblehead Glazes

 

Some pieces were produced as unglazed forms.

MARBLEHEAD  BLUE

GRAY

UNGLAZEDUnglazed.html

GREEN

        Early Marblehead pieces were predominantly green and blue with a dull matte finish.   The distinctive Blue glaze became known as “Marblehead Blue.”    The 1919 Catalogue states that it is “a pottery which in its soft color tones reflects something of the gay little gardens and the gray old streets, something of the rocks and the sea.”      The colors described in the 1919 catalogue were “Marblehead blue,  warm gray, wisteria, rose, yellow, green and tobacco brown.”    

   
 

ROSE

WISTERIA

YELLOW

TOBACCO BROWN

        In  1924 certain new glazes and colors are introduced in the small pitchers.   The semi-gloss colors are described as “bright blue, dull blue, yellow, putty and other pleasing colors.”  

BRIGHT BLUEWELCOME.html

DULL BLUE

YELLOWYellow_Glaze.html
PUTTYPutty_Glaze.html

        From 1925 to 1928 Arthur Baggs began an association with with R. Guy Cowan at Cowan Pottery Studio in Cleveland, Ohio.  Baggs then began working with various blue  and green high gloss glazes such as Persian blue.  When Marblehead pieces were produced using these glazes these pieces were often described as having an “experimental glazes.”

SPLASHED GLAZE