Selected Books and Exhibition Catalogues:

Lynn, Martha Drexler, American Studio Ceramics:  Innovation and Identity, 1940-1979, New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2015, pp. 161-2, 198, 277 (illustrated in color).  

de Waal, Edmund, The Pot Book, London, Phaidon, 2011. 

Koplos, Janet and Bruce Metcalf, Makers:  A History of American Studio Craft, University of North Carolina Press, 2010, pp. 324-325 (illustrated in color).  

Ramljak, Suzanne, Crafting a Legacy:  Contemporary American Crafts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia:  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002.

Ostermann, Matthias, The Ceramic Surface, Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002 (illustrated in color).  

Aav, Marianne, and Rudolf Staffel, Rudolf Staffel:  Searching for Light, exh. cat., Helsinki:  Taideteollisuusmuseo/Museum of Applied Arts, 1996, and Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, exh. cat., Toledo, Ohio:  Toledo Museum of Art, 1993 (toured through 1995).

Barsky, Ivy L., and Stephen Berg, Transparency in Clay:  The Work of Rudolf Staffel, exh. cat., The Netherlands:  ’s-Hertogenbosch, Museum poor Het Kruithuis, 1990-1991.

Perry Barbara, et al., American Ceramics:  The Collection of the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), New York, Rizzoli, 1989, p. 353.

Adlin, Jane, Contemporary Ceramics:  Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988, p. 7 (illustrated in color, p. 12, pl. 5)

Levin, Elaine, The History of American Ceramics, New York:  Abrams, 1988, pp. 182-3, 211, 212-3.

Clark, Garth, American Ceramics:  1876 to the Present, New York:  Abbeville Press, 1987, pp. 115, 163 208, 300 (illustrated in color).

Perrault, John, “Crafts Is Art:  Notes on Crafts, on Art, on Criticism”, The Eloquent Object, exh. cat., Tulsa, The Philbrook Museum of Art, 1987, pp. 190-191 (illustrated in color). 

Lebow, Edward, American Ceramics Now, exh. cat., Syracuse, Everson Museum of Art, 1987, p. 30.

Architecture of the Vessel (curated by Michael E. Taylor, Graham Marks, Kris Nelson, essay by Philip Rawson), Rochester Institute of Technology, 1986.  exh. cat.

Clark Garth, and Oliver Watson, American Potters Today, exh. cat., London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1986, pp. 47, 80.

Dormer, Peter, The New Ceramics:  Trends and Traditions, London:  Thames & Hudson, 1986, pp. 41-42.

Lucie-Smith, Edward, Crafts Today:  Poetry of the Physical (organized by Paul Smith), exh. cat., New York, The American Craft Museum, 1986.

English, Helen W. Drutt, and Wayne Higby, Contemporary Arts:  An Expanding View, exh. cat., The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986.

Bormann, Gottfried, Keramik der Welt, Düsseldorf:  Sansstrait, 1984, p. 83.

Fairbanks, Jonathan L. and Kenworth Moffett, Directions in Contemporary American Ceramics, exh. cat., Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1984.

A Passionate Vision:  Contemporary Ceramics from the Daniel Jacobs Collection (curated by Maria Friedrich), exh. cat., Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1984. 

Axel, Jan, and Karen McCready, Porcelain:  Traditions and New Visions, New York:  Watson-Guptill, 1981, pp. 62, 64.

Herman, Lloyd E., American Porcelain:  New Expressions in an Ancient Art, Forest Grove, Oregon:  Timber Press, 1980.

The Contemporary American Potter, exh. cat., Cedar Falls, Iowa, University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1980.

Cochran, Malcolm, Contemporary Clay:  Ten Approaches, exh. cat., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1976.

Nordness, Lee, Objects:  USA, The Johnson Collection of Contemporary Crafts, New York:  Viking, 1970, p. 90.

Porcelain by Rudolf Staffel, exh. cat., New York, The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1967.

Long, Lois Culver, Ceramic Decoration, Indianapolis:  The American Clay Company, 1958, p. 35.


Selected Articles:


McTwigan, Michael, “Rudolf Staffel — A Restless Spirit,” Ceramics:  Art and Perception, Vol. 25, Issue 3 (September - November 2015), illustrated in color.

Smith, Roberta, “Dirt on Delight,” The New York Times, March 20, 2009:  p. C25.

Feldman, Melissa, E. “Dirt on Delight,” Frieze Magazine, Summer 2009, Issue 124.  

Danto, Arthur, “Inner Light,” House and Garden, May 1997, pp. 78-80 (illustrations in color).

Koplos, Janet, “Rudolf Staffel:  Playful Magician of Light,” American Ceramics, vol. 9, no. 2 (Summer 1991), pp. 18-25.

Tully, Judd, “Contemporary British and American Ceramics”, Architectural Digest, October 1990 (illustrated).  

Higby, Wayne, and Philip Rawson, “The Vessel:  Denying Function,” and “Articulation of Inner and Outer Space,” Ceramics Monthly, vol. 34, no. 9 (November 1986), pp. 25-29.

Sozanski, Edward J., “A Ceramic Artist Continues to Awe,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 1985: p. 5D.

Winokur, Paula and Robert Winokur, “The Light of Rudolf Staffel,” Craft Horizons, vol. 37, no. 2 (April 1977), pp. 24-29 (illustrations in color and on the cover).