Symposium & Workshop – December 10-11, 2021

CELEBRATING THE 30TH 

ANNIVERSARY

OF 

BRAD RAUSCHENBERG’S

PUBLISHED PAPERS ON 

JOHN BARTLAM

&

CAROLINA 

WOOD-FIRED

STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY 1765-1821

  • Bartlam's Bone China - Champion's Hard Paste Porcelain - Christ's Fine English Earthenware.

THE VENUE & COST

This is a live event and will be taking place on the neighboring campuses of Historic Camden Foundation and the Revolutionary War Visitors Center in Camden, South Carolina. The cost of the two day event is $75.00 per person prior to December 1, 2021.  Tickets purchased after December 1st will be $100.00 per person.  Ticket price includes Friday Symposium, Saturday Workshops, lunch both days and the Friday evening Meet & Greet.

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DECEMBER 10, 2021

FRIDAY SYMPOSIUM

A deep dive into the history and fascinating people that created Carolina Wood-fired Staffordshire pottery from 1765 to 1821

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.

DECEMBER 11, 2021

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

An unparalleled opportunity to explore the science & research behind Living History while enjoying Historic Camden’s Colonel Christmas  

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

PANELISTS

Dr. Brad Rauschenberg will be delivering the keynote about Carolina Wood-fired Staffordshire Pottery. He will also be revealing the preliminary findings of the archaeological study of Bratlam’s Charleston China Manufactory. Brad will also be giving a talk on Rudolf Christ: The Torch is Passed

Dr. Eric Poplin will be giving a talk on, John Bartlam: The Search Continues

Nicholas Panes will be giving a talk on, Richard Champion: The Lost Opportunity

Susan Weaver, East Liverpool Ohio: Staffordshire Finally Comes to America  

CERAMIC ARTISANS