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Clays of the Piedmont

art pottery on display

Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use

By Dirk Frankenberg

This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations “virtual field trip” explains the origins and types of clays in the North Carolina Piedmont and their uses in making pottery. High-resolution photographs show the modern process of pottery making from clay to pot and examples of the craft from American Indians, European colonists, and modern artisans. The field trip includes photographs from Town Creek Indian Mound and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove.

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