Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Herds of Pots and Kentucky Stoneware

All-farm dinner
 The farm is geared up and running full force into summer and we've been having some exciting all-farm suppers. The photo above is a chicken from the farm, with carrots, beets, potatoes, garlic, and onion, all seasoned with sorghum syrup we grew on the farm last year. Yum!
I've been rampantly making pots in the studio trying to get the bigger pots finished before this week of running around out of the state.

Herds of compost crocks, vases, dishes, water coolers, and other forms have been piling up!
An exciting note from my research on Kentucky stoneware was a recent find that two potters from Maysville, Kentucky in 1836 patented an improvement on a machine for press-molding pottery. Here is a photo of the machine and patented parts:
You can read more about the patent here.
I'm in Kentucky now presenting at the Kentucky Historical Society on "my" Kentucky potters and then off to "Dish Camp" at Eastfield Village in New York tomorrow, keep and eye out on Facebook for photos I may post over the weekend!

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