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    SYMPOSIUMS

    CERAMIC SYMPOSIUM held on DECEMBER 11, 2021

    STEVE BLANKENBEKER

    Steve Blankenbaker: Material Engineer specializing in ceramics. Steve has a passion for finding locally sourced wild clay. His work is the cornerstone of our clay body development program which is allowing us to recreate 18th century Staffordshire clay bodies using wild Camden clay and indigenous Carolina materials.


    BRADFORD RAUSCHENBERG

    Keynote
    Main Talk

    Brad Rauschenberg: Director Emeritus of Research at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Brad is the leading authority on Carolina Wood-fired Staffordshire Pottery 1765-1821.


    SUSAN WEAVER

    Susan Weaver: Director of the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool, Ohio the 19th century epicenter of industrial ceramic production in America. Susan is an authority the migration of thousands of Staffordshire potters to East Liverpool starting in 1839 with James Bennett.


    NICHOLAS PANES

    Nicholas Panes
    Panes Book on Champion

    Nicholas Panes: Internationally renowned ceramics expert. Nick is considered the leading authority on Richard Champion, owner and manager of the Bristol Porcelain Manufactory from 1770 to 1781. Champion’s pottery produced the first hard paste porcelain in England. Nick is also the author of the book, English Pottter – American Patriot?, which tells the full story of Richard Champion.

    Hard Paste Porcelain made at Bristol Porcelain in England owned by Richard Champion

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