At the beginning of the twenty-first century, scholarly interest in ceramics is at an all-time high. As a vehicle for much-needed synthesis, Ceramics in America is an interdisciplinary annual journal that examines the role of historical ceramics in the American context. Intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians and contemporary potters, every issue features a variety of ground-breaking scholarly articles, new discoveries in the field, and book and exhibition reviews for this diverse audience.
About the Author
Editor ROBERT HUNTER is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an archaeologist and ceramic historian living in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the founding director of the Center for Archaeological Research at The College of William and Mary, and served on the curatorial staff at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Table of ContentsA Pot of Butter For The Victims - George H. Lukacs
Maine's Early-Nineteenth-Century Barrell-Wood Family Jugs and the Remarkable Woman Who Made Them Great - S. Robert Teitelman
John Bacon: Prince of Stoneware Potters? - Ivor Nol Hume
The Destruction of the Benjamin DuVal Stoneware Manufactory, Richmond, Virginia - Robert Hunter and Marshall Goodman
Rockett's Red Glare: J.P. Schermerhorn and the Early Richmond Stoneware Industry - Kurt C. Russ and W. Sterling Schermerhorn
Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore's Utilitarian Stoneware Industry - John E. Kille
Rediscovering the New Brunswick Stoneware Pottery, ca. 18621902 - Richard Veit and Judson M. Kratzer
The Mansion Pottery - Barbara J. Gundy and Deborah Casselberry
J. Palin Thorely (18921987), Potter and Designer: Part I - John Austin
NEW DISCOVERIES The Great Wall of Terra Cotta: A Surprising Ceramic Discovery in South Amboy, New Jersey - Mark Nonestied and Richard Veit
Playful Potting: A Miniature Tin-Glazed Earthenware Chair - Sarah Neale Fayen
Trifles from a Boston Collection - Donna Corbin
This Little Piggy Went to Virginia - Beverly A. Straube
What is What1914, Andrew Popp - Regina Blaszcszyk
Fancy RockinghamStoneware Pottery of Eastern Virginia, 17201865,1930, Jane Perkins Claney - William C. Gates, Jr.
Bernard Leach: Life and Work, Emmanuel Cooper - Garth Clark
A Great Deal of Stone : The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery, Jeffrey S. Evans and Scott Hamilton Suter - Kurt C. Russ
Twentieth Century Ceramics, Edmund de Waal - Tanya Harrod
Gifts from the Celestial Kingdom: A Shipwrecked Cargo for Gold Rush California, Thomas N. Layton - Amy C. Earls
The Bedford Street Warehouse and the London China Trade, 17731796 California, Andrew P. Ledger - Anton Gabsczewicz
North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of the Mint Museums, Barbara Stone Perry, ed. - Stephen C. Compton