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Crafting North Carolina: 250 Years of Clay

Making pottery has been an important tradition in North Carolina for hundreds of years. See the role of this craft, how the pottery was made, and its development as an art form in addition to its utilitarian use. Begin your tour in colonial times, proceed to the Civil War, discover what happens when pottery can be made by machine, and read about the contemporary artisan tradition of North Carolina pottery. Included is a work sheet you can print to create your own art gallery.

courtesy of Knovation