Craft Center Resources

For additional reading on many of the arts and trades demonstrated at the Craft Center, the Museum suggests the following books. Many are available in our Museum Shops, our online shop, or may be found at your local public library. Your Museum membership entitles you to reading privileges at Plimoth Plantation's William Bradford Research Library and these volumes are in the Museum's collection.

Bowsher, Julian and Pat Miller. The Rose and Globe--Playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark: Excavations 1988-90. London: MOLAS, 2009.

Coleman-Smith, Richard and T. Pearson. Excavations at the Donyatt Potteries. Chichester: Phillimore, 1988.

Gaimster, David, ed. Maiolica in the North: The Archaeology of Tin-glazed Earthenware in North-west Europe c.1500-1600. London: British Museum, 1999.

Pearce, Jacqueline. Border Wares. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1992.

Schaefer, Richard G. A Typology of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Ceramics and its Implications for American Historical Archaeology. Oxford: BAR International, 1998.

Tyler, Kieron, Ian Betts and Roy Stephenson. London's Delftware Industry: The Tin-glazed Pottery Industries of Southwark and Lambeth. London: Museum of London, 2008.

American Furniture, Chipstone Foundation Journal.

1996: Peter Follansbee and John Alexander, "Seventeenth-Century Joinery from Braintree, Massachusetts: the Savell Shop Tradition."
1998: Peter Follansbee, "A Seventeenth-Century Carpenter's Conceit: The Waldo Family Joined Great Chair."
2001: with Robert F. Trent & Alan Miller, "First Flowers in the Wilderness: Mannerist Furniture from a Northern Essex County, Massachusetts, Shop."

2002: "Manuscripts, Marks, and Material Culture: Understanding the Joiner's Trade in Seventeenth-Century America”

Chinnery, Victor. Oak Furniture: The British Tradition: A History of Early Furniture in the British Isles and New England. Woodbridge: The Antique Collectors' Club, 1979.

Forman, Benno M. American Seating Furniture 1630-1730: An Interpretive Catalogue. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1988.

Safford, Frances G. American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007.

St. George, Robert B. The Wrought Covenant: Source Material for the Study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New England, 1620-1700. Brockton, Massachusetts: Brockton Art Center, 1979. 

Arthur, Liz. Embroidery 1600-1700 at the Burrell Collection. London: John Murray, 1995.

Epstein, Kathleen. British Embroidery: Curious Works from the Seventeenth Century. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Austin, Texas: Curious Works Press, 1998.

King, Donald and Santina Levey. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Embroidery in Britain from 1200 to 1750. New York: Canopy Books, 1993.