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Ceramics in America 2009
Robert Hunter, ed.; Luke Beckerdite, ed.; Gavin Ashworth, Photo.

Ceramics in America Annual

2010 • 252 pp. 374 illus. (356 color). End-paper illus. 8 1/2 x 11"
Ceramics / Decorative Arts & Material Culture

$65.00 Hardcover, 978-0-9767344-4-4

A diverse range of essays, new discoveries and book reviews on the latest research for interest to ceramic scholars. This issue is the first of two focused on North Carolina pottery tradition.

Now in its ninth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramic scholarship in the American context.

The 2009 volume presents new research related to the rich and varied earthenware production in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Moravian settlements of Bethabara and Salem, North Carolina. Setting a new standard for American ceramic studies, this transdisciplinary effort draws on archaeology, art history, social history, religion, ceramic technology, and many other areas of inquiry resulting in a substantively revised history of this much-admired North Carolina pottery tradition. Many examples of highly decorative slipware and intriguing figural bottles are illustrated for the first time with color photography by Gavin Ashworth.

Forthcoming issues of Chipstone's American Furniture and Ceramics in America annuals are also available at reduced prices by subscription.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Beautifully produced and edited, Ceramics in America is the definitive publication on the subject-and a model for scholarship on historical material culture of all kinds."—Glenn Adamson, Deputy Head of Research, Victoria and Albert Museum

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

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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. Co-editor LUKE BECKERDITE is editor of American Furniture and a decorative arts scholar living in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:04:31 -0500