“Dish Camp” for Historic Ceramics Aficionados-Scholarship Available

Rookwood Pottery Bowl
Rookwood Pottery Bowl, Cincinnati, Ohio. Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art CC0 1.0.

Note that the deadline for applying is coming soon!

Historic Eastfield Foundation is pleased to announce that it will offer two scholarships for emerging ceramics scholars to attend the Historic Ceramics Symposium, better known as “Dish Camp”, June 23-24, 2017 at Historic Eastfield Village in East Nassau, New York. Scholarship recipients will receive a tuition waiver for the two day program, lunch both days, and a period dinner on Saturday night. Recipients will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Primitive lodging at Brigg’s Tavern is available on site for no cost.
Those interested in applying should provide a one page written essay that discusses their personal interest in historic ceramics and why they believe that attending Dish Camp would benefit their education. Please send your essay and contact information via email to Debbie Miller, Program Chair, at deblmiller@hotmail.com<mailto:deblmiller@hotmail.com>.
Applications are due by March 10, 2017. Those receiving the scholarships will be notified by March 24, 2017.

British and American Historical Ceramics – Networks, Connections and Influences
June 23-24, 2017
Fee: $465.00
The program fee Includes lunch both days, a reception on Friday, and a period dinner at Brigg’s Tavern Saturday evening.
This year we explore the connections between people and pots, from the extensive family connections that bind rural potters to their trade, to the global networks that bring foreign goods to domestic consumers. We will also discuss how the exchange of ideas flows across space and time through the movement of people and goods, craft and trade.

Katelyn Coughlan, Archaeologist,
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Beneath the Surface: A Glimpse at Ceramic Artifacts from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
This lecture will discuss ceramic use at Monticello and the wide variety of both domestic and imported wares found across the plantation, highlighting the role archaeology plays in understanding the acquisition of these ceramics by both the Jeffersons and the enslaved population.

Rob Hunter, Editor, Ceramics in America
 Does Ceramic History Matter? An Evaluation of Ceramics in America
Over 17 years, Ceramics in America, published by the Chipstone Foundation, has featured dozens of major articles on 400 years of American ceramics history. This presentation will review some of the many highlights, and more importantly, outline directions for the next decade of much needed research.

Deborah Miller, Archaeologist, AECOM
Brenda Hornsby-Heindl, Ceramics Head, Jeffery S. Evans & Associates
Family, Form and Functionality: Potters and Pottery from Washington County, Virginia

Backcountry ceramics capture the spirit of American ingenuity, bearing witness to the hardscrabble life on the frontier. Such is true for pottery made along the Great Road, where potters in the mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia established rich pottery traditions.

Scott Penpraze, Historic Eastfield Foundation
Scott will lead a tour of Don Carpentier’s pottery shop and demonstrate the production of molded and thrown wares.

Hal & Eleanor Pugh, Proprietors,  New Salem Pottery
Quakers: The Muted Potters of Influence
This lecture will explore the Quaker Potters of North Carolina and the interrelationship of religion, family, marriage, and apprenticeship.  Topics will include the innovation of their craft, the influence of resource location, trade, and sharing of ideas. The Pughs will also demonstrate wheel throwing, pipe making and slip decorating.

Andrew Richmond, President,  Wipiak Consulting and Appraisals
Potters and Pottery and Things That Go: Production, Trade, and Consumption in 19th-Century Ohio (and Beyond)
The opening of the Northwest Territory in 1788 brought waves of immigrants, including potters, from all points in America and beyond. The vast river system in the land that would become Ohio made it a prime spot to make and distribute pottery, and before long, the development of canals and railroads further increased market connectivity…and then things really got interesting.

Jonathan Rickard, Collector and Author
Dipped Ware Discoveries
Things we’ve learned about the manufacture and distribution of dipped ware over the last twenty years.

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