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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.

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CERAMIC ARTISANS

TWO DAY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY MORNING

Liberty Hall

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  

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Liberty Hall

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.

FRIDAY EVENING

Historic Camden

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.

SATURDAY MORNING

Market Place

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.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Historic Camden

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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