This exhibition highlights how American pottery production expanded considerably during the nineteenth century when entrepreneurs brought English and German potters, mold makers, and decorators to this country to work in the industry. As a result, American pottery often took on the look of its English or European counterparts. Forms and glazes often reflect the origins of their creators. Gradually, American pottery took on its own style and became a reflection of the time and place in which it was made. Items from the United States Pottery Company; the Southern Porcelain Company; Salamander Works; Millington, Astburh, Poulson; Buffalo Pottery, E. & W. Bennett Pottery, and Abraham Cadmus Congress Pottery are included.
The exhibition is designed to complement the fall 2004 Annual Conference of the American Ceramics Circle meeting in Charlotte.