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Ceramics in America 2005

Editorial Statement
Robert Hunter

Introduction
Robert Hunter

A Pot of Butter for the Victims
George H. Lukacs

Maine’s Early-Nineteenth-Century Barrell-Wood Family Jugs and the Remarkable Woman Who Made Them Great
S. Robert Teitelman

John Bacon: Prince of Stoneware Potters?
Ivor Noël Hume

The Destruction of the Benjamin DuVal Stoneware Manufactory, Richmond, Virginia
Robert Hunter and Marshall Goodman

Rocketts’ Red Glare: John P. Schermerhorn and the Early Richmond-Area Stoneware Industry
Kurt C. Russ and W. Sterling Schermerhorn

Distinguishing Marks and Flowering Designs: Baltimore’s Utilitarian Stoneware Industry
John E. Kille

Rediscovering the New Brunswick Stoneware Pottery, ca. 1862–1901
Richard Veit and Judson M. Kratzer

The Mansion Pottery
Barbara J. Gundy and Deborah Casselberry

J. Palin Thorley (1892-1987), Potter and Designer: Part I
John C. Austin

New Discoveries

New Discoveries - Introduction
Merry Abbitt Outlaw

The Great Wall of Terracotta: A Surprising Ceramic Discovery in South Amboy, New Jersey
Mark Nonestied and Richard Veit

Playful Potting: A Miniature Tin-Glazed Earthenware Chair
Sarah Neale Fayen

Trifles from a Boston Collection
Donna Corbin

This Little Piggy Went to Virginia
Beverly A. Straube

What Is “What” in St. Mary’s City?
Silas D. Hurry

Sugar Refining Pottery from Alexandria and Baltimore
Barbara H. Magid

Otto Karle: A Previously Unknown Shenandoah Valley Potter
Scott Hamilton Suter

The Stoneware Kiln of Charles F. Decker in Washington County, Virginia
William Hoffman

Bell Family Presentation Jar
John E. Kille

Hare Pottery Research
Charles Fithian, Claudia Leister, James Stewart, and Chris Espenshade

The Diorama Transport Views
Roger Pomfret

1830s Painted Wares from a New Orleans Importer
Amy C. Earls and George L. Miller

Crock Series 2003
Lindsay Allington

Book Reviews

Business Structure, Business Culture, and the Industrial District: The Potteries, c. 1850–1914
Review by Regina Lee Blaszczyk

A Fragile Union: The Story of Louise Herreshoff
Review by Amy C. Earls

Rockingham Ware in American Culture, 1830–1930: Reading Historical Artifacts
William C. Gates Jr.

Bernard Leach: Life and Work
Review by Garth Clark

“A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware”: The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery
Review by Kurt C. Russ

Twentieth Century Ceramics
Review by Tanya Harrod

Gifts from the Celestial Kingdom: A Shipwrecked Cargo for Gold Rush California
Review by Amy C. Earls

The Bedford Street Warehouse and the London China Trade, 1773–1796
Review by Anton Gabszewicz

North Carolina Pottery: The Collection of the Mint Museums
Review by Stephen C. Compton, D. Min.

Exhibition Reviews

"‘Fancy Rockingham’ Pottery: The Modeller and Ceramics in Nineteenth-Century America.”
Review by Suzanne R. Findlen

“Stoneware Pottery of Eastern Virginia, 1720–1865.”
Review by Suzanne R. Findlen