Saturday, February 16, 2013

South Strand Chapter of AAAA

Last week Paul and I attended our second Monthly Meeting of the South Strand Chapter of American Antique Arts Association here in Surfside Beach, S.C. and became "snowbird" members.  We thought it would be an interesting way to learn more of the history of the area, and the United States in general.

The meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the Meeting Room of the Tupelo Bay Golf Club.


The speaker this month was our friend, Don Cate.  His presentation was on the Evolution of Pottery South of the Mason/Dixon Line.  Don is a member of the Southern Pottery Collector's Society and he has been collecting southern pottery for over 30 years.  He discussed the origins of pottery in the South, starting with Edgefield, SC and tracing its development from functional to decorative and collectible.  He covered activity and potters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia and Alabama.
Items that Don brought from his collection
Don and his collection
A couple of pieces that I liked
This item is used to determine the kiln temperature.
The pieces melt as the kiln heat increases
Paul's favourite piece
Members admiring the pottery on display
A view of the practice green from the Meeting Room
I captured this interesting "golfer" on the green!
It is a White Ibis

Paul and I found the presentation on the pottery most interesting. We certainly learned some history of many of the potters, their movement through the country and identification markings of their work.
It is always nice to learn about new things.

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