An Indian-head pot by Sara Ayers (Image Courtesy of Stephen Criswell).

In this final installment of our series on Catawba Pottery in South Carolina, I talk with Stephen Criswell a folklorist and director of the Native American Studies program at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Much of his work focuses on conducting oral history with Catawba potters and tradition bearers who work to conserve the Catawba language and culture. He discusses his program and how it came into existence. He also talks about the projects that he and his students have worked on in collaboration with the Catawba Indian Nations. ( There are some issues right now with my feed, which is keeping this episode from linking to Itunes. Until I get it resolved with my host, it might only be available from the website; Sorry).

A double horse-head pot by Earl Robbins (Image courtesy of Stephen Criswell).


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2 Comments on Episode 14: Catawba Pottery in South Carolina (Part 3)

  1. logan says:

    I have 12 pieces that sarah ayers gave to me. Is there an interest in them now?

  2. Jon Kay says:

    Yes, The pottery has grown in popularity over recent years. I am sure that Stephen Criswell, if you are looking for a place to sell or donate the collection, I am sure that Stephen Criswell might have some ideas. Do you want me to forward your email to him?
    Jon Kay

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