Friday will be a deep dive into the history and fascinating people that created Carolina Wood-fired Staffordshire pottery from 1765 to 1821. While Saturday is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the science & research behind Living History while enjoying Historic Camden’s Colonel Christmas.
TWO DAY SCHEDULE
9:30am to 12:30pm
Dr. Brad Rauschenberg will deliver the keynote followed by a round of enlightening talks by our panelists:
Dr. Eric Poplin, John Bartlam: The Search Continues
Nicholas Panes, Richard Champion: The Lost Opportunity
Brad Rauschenberg, Rudolf Christ: The Torch is Passed
Susan Weaver, East Liverpool Ohio: Staffordshire Finally Comes to America
1:30pm to 4:30pm
After lunch our panelists will gather for a lively conversation moderated by Ms. Richardson discussing how late 18th century ceramic production became the manufacturing model for the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The panel will also be taking questions from the audience.
5:00pm to 6:30pm
There will be a meet and greet at the Historic Camden Colonial Brickyard & Pottworks starting at 5:00pm. Enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments while immersing yourself in some 18th century living history.
9:30am to 12:30pm
HANDS IN HISTORY
Using 18th century tools and technology Mike Stumbras and Kate Waltman will be demonstrating and running a workshop at the symposium that will be streamed live to viewers all over the world through the ceramic school.
The workshop is an in-depth technical demonstration on carving, water etching and slip trailing techniques used to create a dimensional quality to pottery.
1:30pm to 5:00pm
A LOOK BEHIND LIVING HISTORY
We will be discussing the research and implementation of the following which will be featured at Historic Camden’s Colonial Brickyard & Pottworks:
Finding and Processing wild Carolina clay
Staffordshire Wheel and Bottle Kiln
Processing 18th Century Staffordshire clay bodies from wild Carolina clay
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