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The Moravian Pottery

It is located in Doylestown Pennsylvania and it is a working factory. They still make pottery and tiles in the Moravian style.

It is a National Historic Landmark and a "working history" museum. You can visit, take a tour, and purchase items.

This pottery was built by Henry Chapman Mercer in

This is on the same site as Fonthill Castle. That is the castle that Mercer built for his home. It is also a museum and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. His unique ceramic murals, pavings, and sculptural reliefs were of great importance to the reform of architectural decoration early in the twentieth century.

This book documents all of Mercer's catalogued tile designs as well as his art pottery and the subjects of his major themes. The bibliography includes all of Mercer's publications in his several fields of interest and comprehensive lists of the literature about him, his work, and the ceramic art of his times.

 

Fonthill : The Home of Henry Chapman Mercer --
An American Architectural Treasure in Historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania

This book provides a fascinating look at the unique home and creative genius of Henry Chapman Mercer. In 1908, renowned tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S., turned his genius and artistic talents to planning and constructing Fonthill, a "castle in concrete." Fonthill served as Mercer's residence and a personal museum for his decorative tiles, prints and artifacts from 1912 until he died in 1930. More than 100 pages of text, abundant photography, and previously unpublished illustrations, sketches and comments from Mercer's own construction notebook, give readers a wonderful appreciation for Fonthill and Henry Mercer. Twenty color photographs (of 56 total) combine with architectural cross sections for each level of Fonthill to highlight the innovative design, artistic detail and decorative tile work that comprise this American architectural treasure. This book shows why Fonthill, one of the best late-Romantic buildings in America, has been designated a National Historic Landmark and featured on television in an award-winning episode of "America's Castles."