Pottery was for the patio, porcelain for the dinner table until the kilns of California began mass-producing and distributing imaginative, brightly colored tableware in the late 1920s. Today, the inventive forms and playful shapes of Calfironia pottery make it a much sought-after and highly prized collectible. Published to coincide with an exhitibiton at SF MOMA, California Pottery is the ultimate guide to the cultural forces and talented designers that shaped this movement. Their work includes not only the dishware we have come to associate with Calfornia, but also garden and agricultural pottery and iconic decorative tiles. Each piece reflects the falvor of the times--from the sober Arts and Crafts style of the '20s right through to the aerodynamic Modernist styles of the '50s. With beautiful photographs featuring hundreds of unique pieces, California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism is an exquisite gallery showcasing the beauty and originality of California pottery.