Overbeck House & Pottery Studio

The Overbeck sisters—Margaret, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Mary Frances, started a pottery studio in 1911 in the basement of their parents’ home. They created functional pieces and small figurines utilizing metal, wood, fabric, water colors, and oil. The Overbecks were influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and crafted individual pieces using clean, simple lines. Overbeck Pottery, Indiana’s first art pottery studio, was known for the use of soft colors and distinctive glazes. The sisters continued to produce their award-winning pieces until 1955.


Overbeck House & Pottery Studio

Overbeck House & Pottery Studio

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Street Address:

520 E Church St, Cambridge City, IN 47327 [map]

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Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, “Overbeck House & Pottery Studio,” Discover Indiana, accessed September 19, 2018, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/244.
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