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Published Thursday, June 27, 19 | By PaulvHill

contributed by Ronna Fleischman

Ceramics in early American history filled a predominantly utilitarian role rather than as an artistic appreciation. As early as 1612, baked-clay work was being undertaken by the colonists. It was primarily the Dutch who began the history of North American pottery. Although ceramics were respected as a craft, they were useful everyday wares that served their purpose, were broken and discarded. There was no particular reason to treasure them. Read More 

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