Monday, January 27, 2014
Ferrell Pottery Collection Auctioned
The Ferrells saw the importance of the Edgefield Potteries in South Carolina before other's thought to collect the unique pottery. The Ferrells felt the pottery combined English, African, and Asian techniques and glazes to create pottery unique to the United States. One of the Edgefield's most famous potters was a slave who sometimes signed his pots "Dave" and sometimes scratched poems in the side. Several of Dave's pieces were auctioned in the Ferrell sale.