African American

Jon Kay on June 27, 2011

This is a traditional bed turning ceremony done by the Sisters of the Cloth of Fort Wayne Indiana. As part of an exhibition at the Indiana State Fair, Traditional Arts Indiana, invited them to be featured artists at the Home and Family arts stage. I really appreciated that they allowed me to video this presentation. […]

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http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode23_TheAfricanDiasporaAndAnAmericanPotteryTradition.mp3Podcast: Download (29.1MB) In today’s show, I talk with Chris Fennell about his multi-prong archaeological study in Edgefield, South Carolina. His research combines archaeological discoveries with archival research and scientific analysis. He works with students from the University of Illinois in this field school where they explore both the Remains of a pottery production facility […]

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Jon Kay on February 21, 2011

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode11_SearchingForASlavePotter.mp3Podcast: Download (28.6MB) What would you do if you found out that your ancestors were slaveholders who owned one of the most talented folk potters in South Carolina? When Leonard Todd found himself in this situation, he committed himself to a six-year journey of discovery about the Life and work of an enslaved artisan named […]

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