Dave the Potter was an artisan enslaved in South Carolina from his birth in 1801 until the end of the Civil War. His impressive body of work includes 27 stoneware storage jars. Even more impressive was his ability to read and write, a skill that meant death for many enslaved people. Dave signed, dated and […]
Madison College is more than “book learnin’”, and a public open house on May 5 at the Commercial Avenue Learning Center will feature ceramics, jewelry, and carpentry classes and products created. Jan talks with Joanne Kirkland, ceramics instructor, and John Stephaney, carpentry instructor, about their programs and the open house.