Newcomb College Pottery

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.

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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
Bayou Scenes
Native Flora

Popular Newcomb College Pottery
Art Pottery
Dinnerware – chocolate set, cups, saucers

Newcomb College Pottery Artists, Designers
A.F. Simpson
Alma Florence Mason
Anna Frances Simpson
Corinna Luria
Corinne Marie Chalaron
Cynthia Littlejohn
Henrietta Bailey
Henrietta Davidson
Joseph Fortune Meyer
Louise Dunn
Marie De Hoa LeBlanc
Marie Ross
Mary Williamson Summey
Ora Reams
S. Massegale
Sadie Agnes Estelle
Sadie Irvine
Sarah Irvine

Newcomb College Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


  1. Madeline cortez June 19, 2014

    I need help I have a chocolate pot by newcomb pottery. it is glazed with the handle is like a rope. it has SK on the bottom and NC c is circling the n. I have had it now for 26 years but have not been able to fine on it.

  2. yvonne williams June 24, 2013

    I have a drawing from C.Luria titled “Old Saint Louis Cathedral” that I would love to have some info. about. Can you help? Thank you, Yvonne Williams

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