Dorothy Cole Auman, an eighth-generation potter, and her husband Walter, also a potter with roots in the Seagrove tradition, began their collection with a great interest in preserving the rich history of North Carolina ceramics. Dorothy’s research, archeological excavations, and accumulation of pottery details the region’s history from its eighteenth-century origins with German and English immigrant pottery, to the development of a functional ceramic industry in the nineteenth century, and the emergence of an art pottery tradition in the twentieth.
Place object was created: Seagrove, NC
stoneware, salt glaze
Measurements: height: 8.5 inches width: 7.75 inches depth: 1 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.228
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