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Edgefield District Pottery: Origins of Southern Stoneware

Dave the Potter or David Drake is one of the most significant and compelling but understudied artists in the history of American art. Born a slave in South Carolina, Dave was both a master potter and a master poet, and he gained fame decorating massive stoneware storage jars with short couplets.

Attributed to Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, South Carolina. circa 1845. Very fine and runny alkaline glazed pitcher with well-forme...

Attributed to Pottersville, Edgefield District, South Carolina. circa 1820. Alkaline glazed storage jar with dramatic runs surrounding an...

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