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Ceramics in America 2013
Robert Hunter, ed.

Ceramics in America Annual

2014 • 306 pp. 301 illus. 8 1/2 x 11"
Ceramics / Decorative Arts & Material Culture

$65.00 Hardcover, 978-0-9827722-2-5

The 2013 volume of Ceramics in America contains several seminal articles that of special interest to students of American stoneware.

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 Edgefield, South Carolina, master potter Thomas Chandler. Another Edgefield topic—the origins and cultural uses of the face vessel—will surely intrigue social historians and collectors. Presented for the first time is a detailed investigation into the so-called Lower James River Valley School of stoneware—a hugely prolific 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.

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

“This year’s Ceramics in America is on the cutting edge of Southern material-culture scholarship and ceramics studies. It weaves the sherds of pots past with surviving vessels and documentary evidence to enrich our understanding of the field.”—Daniel K. Ackermann, Associate Curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Ceramics in America opens a window into 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

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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.

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