Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Saturday, November 7, 2015
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!
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.