In this episode I talk with Brandt Zipp a young pottery scholar, who grew up around antique American stoneware in his family’s  antique auction business, The Crocker Farm, Inc. Zipp shares his research findings, as well as his techniques for discovering important information about free African American artisans working in New York, prior to 1850. He discusses his techniques for triangulating census records, city directories and material objects to reveal hidden stories of American stoneware potters.

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4 Comments on Episode 9: Brandt Zipp’s Search for Forgotten African American Potters

  1. Jon Kay says:

    Hey all, I just updated the audio, because I realized I had some weird reverb on the interview. The version up now should be better. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. RAY BURKE says:

    JON, I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR PODCAST WITH BRANDT ZIPP ABOUT THOMAS COMMERAW. AS A PROLIFIC COLLECTOR OF OVOID STONEWARE FROM NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK AS WELL AS STONEWARE BOTTLES( 1500 PIECE COLLECTION), I FEEL THAT STONEWARE RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION IS WAY BEHIND THE TIMES. RAY
    PS: YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT DAVE GRACI, A RESEARCHER AND WRITER ABOUT STONEWARE AND MANY OTHER HISTORICAL SUBJECTS, HIS WRITINGS HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP TO ME.

  3. RAY BURKE says:

    GREAT JOB.

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