Cana, ca.1915


Overbeck's sisters (Margaret, Hannah, Elizabeth and Mary Frances) were American potters and artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement. They founded the Overbeck Pottery in their hometown of Cambridge City, Indiana, in 1911 with the aim of making original, high quality products. The sisters are best known for their imaginative figures, their skill in matte glazes, and their stylized designs of plants and animals in Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. The women owned and handled all aspects of their artistic business until 1955 when the last of the sisters died and the pottery was closed. As a result of their efforts, the Overbecks managed to become economically independent and to earn a modest living selling their art.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Online Collection,

Hannah Borger Overbeck | Cana