This Day in Pottery History

Inspired by Lucy’s efforts to get us all blogging, I have started a blog of my own (I was wondering what I’d do with all that spare time). Here’s a glimpse of what it’s all about (taken from my “About” page):

“Scattered throughout the historical record of pottery making are fascinating sketches, odd tales and quirky biographies that often get lost amid the clutter. “This Day in Pottery History” is one potter’s journey through that world.

This journey stems primarily from my studies of how pottery making came to be the way it is here on the shores of North America. But even these little vignettes often lead to surprising byways stretching out into the greater narrative of world pottery history.

This is my recognition of the giants on who’s shoulders I stand.”

Anyway, it should be fun. Hope to see you there!

Steve Earp


3 Responses to “This Day in Pottery History”

  1. 1 Michael Kline June 4, 2009 at 4:47 AM

    couldn’t find your blog??!!

  2. 2 Angela June 8, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Steve. I really enjoy these historical stories from the beginnings of pottery. Very early cultures figured out what to add to clay to make it fire soundly without cracking, and figured out how to achieve the correct temperature to reach the crucial chemical changes that make the clay hard and durable. To me, this is happy proof that early people were scientific thinkers and just as intelligent as any rocket engineer today. The love of form and of ornament says we also always valued aesthetics as much as function.
    Angela Fina June 8, 2009

  3. 3 Steve Earp June 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM


    to find my blog, try this:

    thanks for the interest.

    Steve Earp

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