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Volume 26, Number 2 — February 2019

Book On Historic Tennessee Pottery Released

January 16, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters — 1790s to 1950 has been issued in a two-volume paperbound set of more than 1,100 pages, including a CD insert to accommodate text searches and expanded color photo content.

This exhaustive reference on pre-1950 Tennessee pottery is the result of more than 30 years of research by archaeologists Samuel D. Smith, of the Tennessee Division of Archaeology, and Stephen T. Rogers, of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The book presents detailed descriptions of 199 known pottery sites, organized by county, and biographical information on over 500 Tennessee potters, accompanied by photographs, graphics, charts, background information on pottery technology and history, and notes on characteristics of documented wares. The work gives thorough coverage of its historic time period, encompassing traditional earthenware and stoneware production as well as later factory and art potteries.

Copies of the book can be purchased from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Map & Publication Sales Office, 13th Floor, L & C Tower, 401 Church St., Nashville, TN 37243-0445, phone 615-532-1516. Price $35 for both volumes (plus $10 for postage and handling / $45 total — payable to "State of Tennessee").

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