This is the first book devoted solely to the many-faceted aspects of American ceramic designer Ben Seibel. For years, his tableware creations have held the interest of those devoted to mid-20th century modern designs. Indeed, Seibel's name is linked with those of Russel Wright and Eva Zeisel, a triumvirate of modern design epitomizing a new approach in shapes, philosophy, and marketing. Within these pages, Seibel's major work for the Iroquois, Steubenville, Roseville, and Universal potteries is discussed and illustrated in depth. In addition, a significant portion of the book includes his designs for the Mikasa and Fostoria glassworks. Sections illustrating the decorative treatments on Seibel's works will be referred to again and again by collectors looking for help with clear identification. Values for all items are included in the captions. After reading this book, you will undoubtedly share the author's passion for the designs of Ben Seibel.