While different individuals contributed to Armenian Museum of America’s ceramics collections, the most significant ceramics are the Walter & Laurel Karabian Collection and the Paul & Vicky Bedoukian Collection.
The ceramics range from Neolithic potsherds to contemporary tourist art, and are grouped in 4 separate genres:
- Kutahya and Iznik pottery created by Armenian artisans from the 15th to 19th centuries.
- Jerusalem pottery from the 20th century artisans of Jerusalem.
- Contemporary ceramics including tourist souvenirs from Armenia, commemorative examples from Armenian communities in the United States, Turkey, Japan, Iran and elsewhere, and fine art examples created by professional artists.
- Archeological artifacts including ancient potsherds and related works.