Stoneware Collection

Collection of traditional nineteenth and early twentieth century stoneware from Alabama


Ron Countryman did early research on Sand Mountain potters and
contributed to the 1986 exhibit "Pottery from the Mountains of Alabama".
Joe Forbes made the beautiful photos and the web site.  


Information about potters is taken from


We love studying pottery and finding connections between pieces.

We welcome other collectors to see our collection and compare their pieces with ours.       Click on Suggestions at the bottom of this page to contact us.


Other Stoneware Pages from Countryman-Forbes Collection:

Autauga Co   Blount Co    Cleburne Co     Davidson    Elmore Co    Lamar Co    Mobile Bay    Perry Co   


Churn C.K.Oliver Tuscaloosa Co; Jar Perry Co; Homebrew Crock Sand Mountain; Jug JL Randolph Co
Jug F.M.Warrick Blount Co; Wax Seal Jar WF Sterrett; Jar Davidson
Pitcher Rye; Ring Bottle Shaw; Pitcher J. N. Roy Autauga Co; Sugar Bowl Cleburne Co

 6 5/8" Ring Bottle
Written on all surfaces of the bottle:
May the 7. 1896
Made by W.W.Anderson at Anderson & Holcomb Potery Shaw Ala
Shaw Ala. is on Sandmountain 20 miles So Chattanooga
5 miles from Tenn. River.
J.E.Reese Pana Illinois May the 8. 1896

(illustrated color plate and p 133 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006 and fig 342 Made in Alabama 1995)

 Pitcher, Chicken Waterer, Ring Bottle and 2 Jugs
 Attributed to Anderson & Holcomb Pottery Shaw AL


Marked MiLLERWiLLiAMS&co

Miller Group

The salt glaze jug is impressed A. MILLER
The slip glazed pieces may be Miller or Miller/Williams

Jars, Pitcher and Water Cooler

 Attributed to Thomas Bennett Odom Escambia Co


possibly Blount or Perry Co


  Loop Handle Jar

Jars impressed V attributed to Seale AL


Memory Jar
 The decoration is on an Albany slip jar

  Four Pitchers
Probably Spruce Pine


 Group of Mugs

 4 Gal Churn Impressed WTV

William T. Vancuron 

Found in Marshall Co.

For other marked WTV pieces
see checklist no. 18
The Traditional Pottery of Alabama 1983
p 20 and p 143 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006


Possibly Henry Co
compare p 98 Alabama Folk Pottery 2006


Pig Casserole & Pig Bank

Attributed to Norman Smith Lawley AL 

Little Brown Jug
1884 Rye
Gerson & Seligman
Montgomery Ala

Lug Handle Jar Impressed


6 Gal Lug Handle Jar

Depression era pine straw baskets



Other web sites:

Sand Mountain Pottery

 Randolph Co Alabama Pottery

Alabama Stoneware & Pottery 

Recent Discoveries in AL Pottery


Unrelated Pages of my web site:

Paintings by Ron Countryman

Garden 2009

Other Stoneware Pages from Countryman-Forbes Collection:

Autauga Co   Blount Co    Cleburne Co     Davidson    Elmore Co    Lamar Co    Mobile Bay    Perry Co    

Randolph/Chambers Co Sand Mountain    Sterrett    Tuscaloosa Co