Hear me now : the black potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina /

"Recentering the development of industrially scaled Southern pottery traditions around enslaved and free Black potters working in the mid-nineteenth century, this catalogue presents groundbreaking scholarship and new perspectives on stoneware made in and around Edgefield, South Carolina. Among...

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Other Authors / Creators:Spinozzi, Adrienne, editor.
Brown, Vincent, 1967- author.
Bramwell, Michael J., author.
Lasser, Ethan W., author.
Young, Jason R., author, interviewer.
Leigh, Simone, interviewee.
Dave, active 1834-1864, author.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution, issuing body.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, host institution.
University of Michigan. Museum of Art, host institution.
High Museum of Art, host institution.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2022]
Table of Contents:
  • Director's foreword
  • Preface / Adrienne Spinozzi
  • Contributors
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Map of Old Edgefield District pottery sites
  • Note to the reader
  • Art of enslaved labor / Vincent Brown
  • Confronting, collecting, and celebrating Edgefield stoneware / Adrienne Spinozzi
  • Incidents in the life of an enslaved abolitionist potter written by others / Michael J. Bramwell and Ethan W. Lasser
  • "But oh the clay is vile" : Edgefield pottery in life and death / Jason R. Young
  • A conversation with Simone Leigh / Jason R. Young
  • Plates
  • Works in the exhibition
  • Verses by Dave
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Photography credits.