CERAMIC SYMPOSIUM held on DECEMBER 11, 2021
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.
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: 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: 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.
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