Celebrating South Carolina Ceramics
Recent Acquisitions from the Ferrell Collection
Featuring stunning stoneware pottery acquired from the prestigious collection of Steve and Terry Ferrell, this exhibit includes an early, 4-handled, signed and decorated stoneware jar fired at Phoenix Factory in Shaw's Creek in the 1840s, a churn attributed to Thomas Chandler, and a waste bowl by John Durham. This selection of new additions to McKissick Museum's unrivaled collection of southern stoneware also presents a sampling from the Ferrell's recent donation of pottery sherds excavated from the sites of several historic South Carolina potteries, such as the Shaw's Creek Pottery in Edgefield and the Landrum/Stork Pottery in Richland County.
Image: Four handled stoneware storage jar with slip decoration in a brushed loop and flower design (Detail). Made possibly by Thomas Chandler, Phoenix Factory, Shaw's Creek, Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1840. McKissick Museum Collection, 2014.05.01.