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Two-Gallon Jug

circa 1830

Daniel Seagle (American, 1805 - 1867)

Daniel Seagle was one of the earliest potters in the Catawba Valley. In his shop near Vale, he initially produced earthenware but soon turned to stoneware. He was a landowner and farmer but ran a sizable pottery for the time, employing three men. Seagle excelled at throwing thinly walled pots with a good sense of volume. He coated his vessels with an ash glaze comprised of water, clay, and wood ashes. When fired, it created a smooth, glassy surface on the finished works. The ash glaze tradition is particularly associated with Catawba Valley potters.

Place object was created: Vale, NC

stoneware, ash glaze

Measurements:    height: 13.5 inches    width: 9.75 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.6

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