North Carolina Pottery

January 27, 2012 - March 4, 2012

Green and gray jug

The Ackland’s collection of North Carolina pottery spans over two centuries. The collection includes traditional wares once used for storing and serving food and twentieth-century wares that demonstrate a response to contemporary needs and tastes. This exhibition features a select group of jars, jugs, pitchers, and vases made by such prominent potters as Nicholas Fox, Benjamin Owen, and Burlon Craig.

This exhibition was developed in consultation with Terry Zug, professor emeritus, Department of English and Curriculum in Folklore, UNC-Chapel Hill. It is sponsored in part to support instruction about North Carolina culture and history in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

Image: Nicholas Fox, Chatham County, 1797 – 1858; Two-quart Jug, c. 1840; salt-glazed stoneware; Anonymous Loan, L2004.7.8