We understand that tastes change and new interests arise over time and we are looking for the best means to help collectors realize fair value when you sell. We do so in three ways 1) “Per Vasefinder…” – sellers can use our data base to add depth to the description of sale items, 2) objects can be posted on Vasefinder’s on-line gallery and, 3) Vasefinder semi-annual auction will showcase your pieces.
Vasefinder is built on the assumption that placing these objects in their historical context contributes to the value, appreciation and enjoyment of American studio ceramic art. We have compiled data on nearly 5,000 studio ceramic artists; displaying examples, marks, education, artistic associations whenever possible. We help you research or identify an object - or add depth and interest when selling one.
From our inception, Vasefinder has been a friend to the ceramic artist. The Vasefinder International – an annual, on-line juried exhibition – displays the work some of the best artists working today and at no charge to them. Soon, we will open a “Maker’s Mark” page to allow potters to publish their signatures, which will greatly assist the public in obtaining correct authorship.