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Ceramics in America 2017
Robert Hunter, ed.; Angelika R. Kuettner, ed.

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Publication date: April 3, 2018

Ceramics in America Annual

2018 • 232 pp. 280 color illus. 8 3/8 x 10 1/4"
Art - Ceramics / Ceramics / Decorative Arts & Material Culture

$65.00 Hardcover, 978-0-9863857-1-1

“In design and production, in perfect photography and meticulous scholarship, Ceramics in America sets the standard for research on material culture in the United States.”—Henry Glassie, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University

A diverse range of essays, new discoveries, and book reviews on the latest research of interest to ceramics scholars

The 2017 volume of Ceramics in America contains the final contribution from Ivor Noël Hume, a long-time friend and contributor to the journal, and fourteen articles highlighting important ceramic discoveries from archaeological contexts in St. Augustine, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Alexandria, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Jamestown, Virginia; St. Mary’s City, London Town, and Annapolis, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; and Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Anyone with an interest in America’s ceramic history will enjoy the diversity of ceramic forms and types that have been uncovered through archaeological research. The remarkable finds discussed here range from a sixteenth-century Spanish majolica dish found in St. Augustine to a late-nineteenth-century Zuni water jar recovered from an urban New Orleans well. This volume will be an important resource for years to come.

Now in its seventeenth 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.

“Each year Ceramics in America opens a window on most aspects of American life: public and private, imported and native, industrial and aesthetic, social and economic—and on all cultures betwixt and between.”—Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Ceramics in America is a highly important publication in the field of ceramics research. Always stunningly produced, it can be counted on to provide the latest research into a variety of topics that impact our understanding of ceramics production and consumption in America.”—Suzanne R.F. Hood, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Reviews / Endorsements

“With gorgeous illustrations and keen insights from leading ceramic historians, collectors, and archaeological colleagues, Ceramics in America is truly the sort of treasure that archaeologists seek.”—Mary C. Beaudry, Department of Archaeology, Boston University

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. Coeditor ANGELIKA K. KUETTNER is the associate curator of ceramics at Colonial Williamsburg. She maintains the website for the American Ceramic Circle and is a Fellow of the Attingham Summer School.

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