Figure 1. Mining for primary clays near Hillsborough.
Potters digging stoneware clay from a secondary clay deposit in Chatham County around 1900.
Figure 2. Native American clay objects have been excavated from Town Creek Indian Mound, shown here.
Figure 3. Pottery recovered from Town Creek Indian Mound.
Figure 4. Pot fragments and utilitarian pottery from Town Creek.
Figure 6. Utilitarian pottery from the eighteenth century.
Figure 7. Colonial pottery, utilitarian and less so.
A map of the sites visited in this field trip.
Figure 8. More colonial pottery.
Figure 9. This Wedgwood pottery was manufactured from North Carolina white clay.
Figure 10. A clay pond used in contemporary pottery manufacture.
Figure 11. The drying area of a modern pottery.
Figure 12. Machinery for grinding clay for pottery.
Figure 13. A modern pottery workshop.
Figure 14. A modern gas-fired kiln.
Figure 15. A wood-fired kiln and its creator.
Figure 17. Interior view of a groundhog kiln.
Figure 18. These pottery sculptures represent the acme of achievement in North Carolina pottery.