November Clay Club: The Cherokee Wedgwood Connection at John Britt Pottery

November Clay Club will take place this coming Thursday, November 12, at 6 pm at John Britt Pottery near Penland. (Note that it's not our usual Wednesday time.)

Guest speaker Alex Glover will give a presentation on his research into Wedgwood and North Carolina kaolin. The title of the talk is, "America's First Kaolin - The Cherokee Wedgwood Connection." The talk presents Josiah Wedgwood's quest for Cherokee Clay from the Americas as he commissions Charleston planter Thomas Griffiths to acquire the clay that was reportedly used by Andre Duche. Griffiths encountered many difficulties along the 300 mile journey but did acquire 5 tons of clay and delivered it to Staffordshire England, and there is more to the story!

John Britt Pottery is at 154 Sparks Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. Google Maps will get you there:

We'll have the usual potluck, so bring food to share. Clay Club is BYOB, so bring drink, too.

Have a question? Contact John at or at 828-467-5020. You can also contact me at or at 828-467-1183.

See you Thursday!