Newcomb College Pottery was founded in 1895, at Sophie Newcomb College, New Orleans, Louisiana, by Ellsworth Woodward and William Woodward. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was a New Orleans College for females focused on art courses and the decorative arts, that worked in conjunction with Tulane University. It was founded in 1886 by Josephine Louise Newcomb.
Newcomb Pottery produced art pottery for nearly 50 years, thru the 1940’s. The earliest pieces made between 1900 and 1910, are the rarest and most valuable. They were usually blue-green in color.
After 1910, matte-glaze pieces with relief designs featuring bayou scenes and native flora were more common. They all had the NC mark. Newcomb Pottery won prizes in major exhibitions around the world.
Newcomb College Pottery Marks
The letters N and C around a vase
Sometimes the artist’s or designer’s initials
Newcomb College Pottery Patterns
Popular Newcomb College Pottery
Dinnerware – chocolate set, cups, saucers
Newcomb College Pottery Artists, Designers
Alma Florence Mason
Anna Frances Simpson
Corinne Marie Chalaron
Joseph Fortune Meyer
Marie De Hoa LeBlanc
Mary Williamson Summey
Sadie Agnes Estelle
Newcomb College Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$