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Event 

Subject:
Out of the Woods: A Staffordshire Family of Potters & Its Influence on 18th & 19th-century British P
When:
06/26/09 - 06/28/09 
Where:
Eastfield Village - Nassau
Category:
Workshop

Description

Fee: $465.00

Great changes swept across the British pottery industry during the era of industrialization. Many of the designs & innovations that propelled the advances were the work of members of the Wood Family. Whether it was furnishing models & molds for a myriad of items to other factories, designing & creating beautiful ornamental figures, or expanding their ventures to other countries, the Woods - Aaron, Ralph, John, & Enoch among them - were always at the forefront of the industry in the Potteries. In the past few years, a considerable number of new documents relating to the family have come to light. Their contents, as well as continued research on existing pots and archeological sites, have increased our understanding of just how important their work was to this industry.

We are fortunate again to have a large number of shards from several sites in Burslem that are associated with the Woods. This also includes a number of their marked pots. Shards include many from the 1831-35 deposit found at Burslem Town Hall Site by the Time Team in 1999.

New Feature: The schedule for this year includes something new. On Friday evening, we will have a period dinner prepared & served in the Briggs Tavern for all attendees at no extra charge. That evening will include an informal opportunity to display & discuss pots & shards as well as an informal presentation on dipped wares repeated from the 2009 New York Ceramics Fair Lecture Series.

Lectures include:

Venue

Venue:
Eastfield Village   -   Website
City:
Nassau
State:
NY
Country:
Country: us

Description