Defying Isolation: Pre-Civil War American Pottery Production and Marketing

Author(s): Brenda Hornsby Heindl

Year: 2016


Important to the study of historic pottery is removing notions of contemporary craft and dated research on potters both rural and urban being secluded to local markets. If archaeology is evidence of anything, it is evidence that potters were not isolated, even for the early vestiges of production in America. Kiln sites are also evidence of potters' interests and capability of making large quantities of pottery for a broad market, as well as often making both earthenware and stoneware in one kiln. Through the lens of a contemporary potter and material culturalist, this paper will combine research on pre-1860 American kilns and kiln technology, production, and marketing.

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Defying Isolation: Pre-Civil War American Pottery Production and Marketing. Brenda Hornsby Heindl. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435040)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 701