Ceramics Collection

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:

  1. Kutahya and Iznik pottery created by Armenian artisans from the 15th to 19th centuries.
  2. Jerusalem pottery from the 20th century artisans of Jerusalem.
  3. 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.
  4. Archeological artifacts including ancient potsherds and related works.