Research on Canadian Pottery is an on-going endeavor. Here are listed various resources consulted on the different Canadian pottery and manufacturers. I have tried to keep track of where I’d gathered information, but as you know, research over any span of years means that some online sources will no longer be available to consult again. Having said that, the information below will be as current as I can make it. It will include reference to books and magazines, websites, museums, membership clubs, individual collectors, antique dealers, and much more.
- BC Ceramics website is currently under reconstruction, but when it is alive again, please visit it for more information. Allan Collier of Victoria, BC has provided the historical information on BC Ceramics and Herta Gerz on the BC Ceramics website. If you have any questions about the history of the company, Email Allan.
- In 2004, the work of Herta Gerz (1913-2005) was the focus of an exhibition, “By Herta, BC Ceramics Ltd. 1955-67” at the Vancouver Museum.
- Museum of Vancouver has a database of BC ceramics and pottery (Search: Herta) with images and details of pieces. Look here for more info: Museum of Vancouver
- Feature article: Exhibit Revives Retro Ceramics (GUDRUN WILL, JUN 30, 2004)
- Canadian Pottery Identifier
- Museum of Vancouver has a database (Search: Royal Ariston) with images and details of ceramics and pottery from British Columbia. Look here for more info: Museum of Vancouver
- Lambert, David. The Story of West Coast Designs: on Hand-made Pottery with 40 Authentic Stories and Myths of the Coast People (1960s?) Lambert Potteries Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection, http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy/permalink/24745
- Chinnery, Rachelle. “Significant Material: Ceramics of British Columbia 1945-1960” in A Modern Life: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960, edited by Alan Elder and Ian Thom, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004, pp. 81-90
- Museum of Vancouver has a database of BC pottery (Search: Lambert) with images and details of the ceramic pieces. Look here for more info: Museum of Vancouver
- Sloan, Debra. Origins of a Ceramic Culture: The First Fifty Years of the BC Potters Guild 1955 – 2005, Aug. 2005.
- See also, David Lambert, 1980 “Reflections” in the ‘Retrospect 80’ Catalogue
Towards an Understanding of Indigenous Images on Twentieth-Century Canadian Pottery
Works Consulted – Understanding Indigenous Images on Canadian Pottery (2021)