Now in its thirteenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters.
Of particular note this year is an updated biography of Edgeeld, South Carolina, master potter Thomas Chandler. Another Edgeeld topicthe origins and cultural uses of the face vesselwill surely intrigue social historians and collectors. Presented for the rst time is a detailed investigation into the so-called Lower James River Valley School of stonewarea hugely prolic center of production that has never received much scholarly attention. Other wide-ranging topics are the twentieth-century ceramic sculpture of Waylande Gregory, early English money boxes, and the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century tin-glazed wares in the Temple Newsam House collection in Leeds. New information about the American China Manu factory of Gousse Bonnin and George Anthony Morris and the stone ware of B. C. Milburn of Alexandria, Virginia, round out this year's robust offerings.
The journal concludes with critical reviews of recent ceramic publications.
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 Contents
Editorial Statement Stone-ware of excellent quality, Alexandria manufacturel Hume
Money Boxes: The London Evidence –Jacqui Pearce
English and Continental Delft at Temple Newsam House, Leeds –Diana Edwards
Bonnin &Morris: Reading between the Lines –Diana Stradling
The Remarkable 19th-Century Stoneware of Virginia's Lower James River Valley –Kurt C. Russ, Robert Hunter, Oliver Mueller-Heubach, and Marshall Goodman
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