Spring Ceramics Conference @ Colonial Williamsburg

From the Ground Up: Ceramics in Context at Colonial Williamsburg, Spring 2024

I am very excited to be presenting at From the Ground Up: Ceramics in Context, the Spring 2024 ceramics conference at Colonial Williamsburg, held March 22-23 by CW in conjunction with the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Two registration options are available, in-person ($300) and virtual ($100), and you can register here; the cut-off to do so is Friday, March 8.

The line-up for this conference is outstanding, and includes:

Thomas W. Commeraw: Free Black Abolitionist Potter of Federal New York, Brandt Zipp, Partner, Crocker Farm and Author, Commeraw’s Stoneware: The Life and Work of the First African-American Pottery Owner

The Early Stoneware Potteries of Boston and Charleston, Massachusetts, Lorraine German, author and Owner Mad River Antiques, LLC

The Boghouse Presents Discoveries from Six Philadelphia Waterfront Privies, Melissa & Matt Dunphy, Citizen archaeologists, Hosts of The Boghouse Podcast

Martha Washington’s “United States China”, Ron Fuchs, Editor, Ceramics in America

Unearthing Beauty: Building a Ceramics Collection through Archaeological Parallels, James Boswell, Professor, William & Mary

Amsterdam’s 17th and 18th century material culture in a global perspective, Dr. Ranjith M. Jayasena, City Archaeologist, Amsterdam Monuments & Archaeology

Pottery Demonstration, Michelle Erickson, Internationally recognized independent ceramic artist and scholar

Late Ming Porcelains from the 1607-ca. 1624 James Fort, Jamestown, Virginia, Merry Outlaw, Senior Curator for Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

A Tale of Two Dragons: the Biography of an Exceptional Chinese Porcelain Bowl from Archaeological Contexts of James Fort, Bly Straube, Senior Curator, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Big Hole, Small Sherds: Unexpected Archaeological Discoveries at Charleston, S.C.’s Chancognie House, Juliana Falk, Independent Scholar

I hope to see you there!