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North Carolina Earthenwareoldsalem-logo is a searchable digital collection of approximately 540 ceramic works created by Moravian potters in North Carolina in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Pieces include slip decorated dishes and other tableware, sculptural bottle forms, and fragmentary remains recovered from North Carolina pottery sites. Under the auspices of the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the Chipstone Foundation, and the Caxambas Foundation, the pieces were consolidated from a variety of public and private collections and displayed in a 2010-13 traveling exhibition entitled "Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware." Images and descriptive catalogue entries created by Luke Beckerdite perpetuate and expand on that exhibit content. For additional essays about this remarkable regional tradition, see the 2009 and 2010 volumes of the annual journal "Ceramics in America." Views of the exhibition installation can be seen on the Chipstone Foundation website.
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