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pottery in south carolina?

updated thu 31 jul 97


Amanda Redman on tue 22 jul 97

Does anyone know of any pottery shops, studios or museums in the Myrtle Beach
or Charleston area? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Vatalaro on wed 23 jul 97

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>Does anyone know of any pottery shops, studios or museums in the Myrtle Beach
>or Charleston area? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Amanda, Check out the Gibbs Gallery of Art (Museum really) in
Charleston, SC from there they could tell you of area potters or clay
galleries or studios. Give em a call befor you drive down from Myrtle beach
its at least an hour or more to charleston. enjoy ......Mike Vatalaro at
Clemson the other part of the state.

Indianapolis Art Center on wed 23 jul 97

There is a cooperative crafts gallery in Charleston SC that is almost
exclusively South Carolina artists. It is called Charleston Crafts and is
located at 38 Queen Street (right near the Dock Street Theatre) There are
also other craft galleries in Charleston, but I am not sure of all their
names- There is a brochure that lists galleries of the lowcountry that is
available at all the welcome centers. I think Chas. Crafts has a stack of
them in the shop- They might send you a copy or tell you what other shops
are around. Call them or visit. The telephone number is (803) 723-2938-
talk to John Dunn or Regina Semko and say Stephanie sent you.

Stephanie Robertson
Exhibitions Assistant at the Indianapolis Art Center and at one point in
time the Dowager Queen of Charleston Crafts (heading into it's ninth year of
existence, woo woo!)

Lori Leary on wed 23 jul 97


I am posting this to the list just in case anyone else might like this


Try the Charleston Museum. There is a small but interesting collection
of Edgefield ware, most notably pots made by Dave the slave potter. For
more background, there is an article by Stephen Ferrell about Edgefield
ware in the most recent Claytimes.

Charleston Crafts is a co-op located on Queen Street in downtown
Charleston. Also you might try the Gibbes Museum Studio. Lili
Krakowski (a Clayarter) works there in the winter.

If you can, visit Middleton Place, a former rice plantation. Along with
the beautiful formal gardens and lovely house, there is a stableyard
with a potter, weaver, cooper. There was a full-time potter there, Eric
Lindstrom, but I believe he has gone to work at the Beaufort Museum.
You may find a potter there, possibly a volunteer. I worked there for
many years (still do, some) demonstrating and giving historical

If you are headed to Myrtle Beach way, stop in and see me at Brookgreen
Gardens in Murrell's Inlet. I have a studio there, and a growing
pottery program. We will have mel jacobson and Steven Branfman here
this fall to do workshops, (more about that later) and mel and I will be
building the "best little kiln in the world" this fall.

So email me for directions and information. I love company...especially
people who love to make pots.

Pawleys Island SC.