"In a New York State of Mind: Developing Stoneware Traditions in Virginia from Richmond to the Upper Shenandoah Valley" by Kurt C. Russ

Author(s): Kurt Russ

Year: 2016

Summary

From urban centers like Richmond to backcountry markets in the upper Shenandoah Valley, developing Virginia stoneware manufacturing traditions were strongly influenced by New York and New Jersey production.  The migration of potters rooted in this early transplanted Germanic stoneware tradition -- many sought out by Virginia businessmen and entrepreneurs beginning in the last decade of the eighteenth century – resulted in regional styles and variation in production in Virginia reflective of their northern training and wares.  Research over the last thirty years has significantly broadened our understanding of these early Virginia stoneware potters, the tradition from which their production in Virginia sprang, their pothouses, and the identification of the nature of their wares.  Documenting similarities between Virginia vessel forms and decorative treatments with those from northern potteries has enhanced establishing connections through hypothesizing associations between Virginia potters and their potential northern influences.

Cite this Record

"In a New York State of Mind: Developing Stoneware Traditions in Virginia from Richmond to the Upper Shenandoah Valley" by Kurt C. Russ. Kurt Russ. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435042)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Nineteenth Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 762