“… All of Cross”—African Potters, Marks, and Meanings in the Folk Pottery of the Edgefield District, South Carolina

@article{Joseph2011AO,
  title={“… All of Cross”—African Potters, Marks, and Meanings in the Folk Pottery of the Edgefield District, South Carolina},
  author={J. Walter Joseph},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={134-155}
}
  • J. W. Joseph
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
African Americans were integral to the stoneware-manufacturing district that developed around Edgefield, South Carolina. Enslaved African Americans worked as potters at several of the Edgefield shops, and the most renowned potter of the district was an enslaved African American named Dave, who incorporated poetic verse onto some of the pottery he made, as well as other marks including an X and slashes. A cross mark was also associated with two of the potteries in the district where Dave had… 
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