The surviving utilitarian vessels made by George Swingle of Vanceburg, John and Ezekiel Wood, and Isaac Thomas of Maysville are important examples of early Kentucky stoneware and frontier capitalism. Focusing on these three pieces of salt-glazed stoneware pottery, now in the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and using illustrative photographs and her experience as a potter, speaker Brenda Hornsby Heindl will lead an informative foray into the world of clay, kilns, family traditions, trade and flat boating.
Heindel is an independent scholar and potter at North Carolina’s Liberty Stoneware.
Cost is $20 for KHS members and $25 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, by Friday, June 14.