I went back to Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, via Norfolk Airport to drop off our friend Sally who was visiting from Tucson. I had an appointment with Kelly Ladd, curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s archaeological collections.
During the week I also visited the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Fine Arts; Bly Straube (again) and Merry Outlaw at Preservation Virginia in Jamestown; Karen Shriver at the Flowerdew Hundred Collection, as part of the University of Virginia at their study centre near Charlottesville; Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson’s pottery at Period Designs in Yorktown; and The Department of Historic Resources state archaeology collection of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in Richmond.
Each of these appointments and visits were fascinating and definitely put Bideford and North Devon’s slipware and earthenware well and truly on the pottery trail map. They all deserve an individual post accompanied by photos and will be written up shortly.