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McKissick Museum

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.


Monday, October 13, 2014 to Saturday, March 28, 2015