Newcomb College was established in the late 1800s as a women’s college now folded in with Tulane University. Newcomb Pottery grew out of the pottery program and featured unique pottery styles. Many talented potters of the 19th and early 20th centuries worked there.
One of the ones I’m most familiar with is Joseph Meyer. Biloxi potter George Ohr was his apprentice at one point, and Meyer’s artistry in clay, like this teacup and saucer, is some of the most beautiful I have seen.
The Newcomb Art Gallery houses a large selection of the art and craftwork created at the college, but it also hosts other interesting exhibits throughout the year.
Two Louis Tiffany window panels are installed at the entrance to the gallery. They had been moved from the Newcomb chapel.