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Employment History

Student
Furman University

Owner
Old Edgefield Pottery

Potter
Old Edgefield Pottery

Student
Furman University Art Department

Education



Museum School of Art

Web References (7 Total References)


Steve Ferrell

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Steve Ferrell

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Steve Ferrell
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Stephen Ferrell has been interested in Edgefield Pottery for almost thirty five years.His early hobby, collecting bottles, led him to discover the unusual beautiful pots and jugs that he later learned had been produced in a place called Edgefield, South Carolina.
Steve, a student at Furman University Art Department, was inspired by the beauty of Edgefield pottery and wanting to know more about its manufacture, attended the Museum School of Art in Greenville, South Carolina.
Steve has published articles for the Greenville County Museum of Art and Country Living magazine; and continues to conduct personal research on early South Carolina pottery techniques.


More about pottery: The Morris ...

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More about pottery: The Morris Museum of Art's lunchtime series will feature Steve Ferrell, owner of Old Edgefield Pottery, discussing the history and techniques of African American potters in the Edgefield district.


Old Edgefield Pottery

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Stephen Ferrell , above

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Stephen Ferrell , Master Potter
Stephen Ferrell has_been interested in Edgefield Pottery for almost 35 years.His early hobby , collecting bottles , led him to discover the unusual and beautiful pots and jugs that he later learned had been produced in a placed called Edgefield.
Ferrell , a student at the Furman University Art Department , was inspired by the beauty of the Edgefield pottery and wanting to know more about its manufacture , attended the Museum School of Arts in Greenville , South_Carolina.
Ferrell has published articles for the Greenville County Museum of Art and Country Living magazine ; and continues to conduct personal research on early South_Carolina pottery techniques.
In 1976 , he organized the first museum show of Edgefield pottery , which traveled to Gibbs Gallery in Charleston , the Columbia Museum of Art , and the Greenville County Museum of Art in South_Carolina.He has served as consultant on numerous publication and exhibits for surveys , television , and museums ; and lectured on pottery at University of South_Carolina , S.C. Governor's School for the Arts , Greenville County Museum of Art , the S.C. Craft Guild Show , Greenville Artist's Guild , Anderson Arts Center , at the National Invitational of the American Ceramic Circle North American Annual Meeting in 1992.
OLD EDGEFIELD POTTERY
pottery image 2 reduced.jpg ( 7885 bytes )The Old Edgefield Pottery , founded in 1992 , is the culmination of a goal of the Edgefield County Historical Society to educate the public as to the significance of the alkaline-glazed tradition in the heritage of the arts and humanities in Southern decorative arts.The organization set_out to find a potter knowledgeable and skilled in the Edgefield tradition.
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Stephen Ferrell , after years of collecting and research , became a potter , a teacher , and a writer focusing on Edgefield pottery tradition.
The Society refurbished an old building off the Town Square in Edgefield to house the project.It is the goal of the project to reestablish the pottery tradition in the country , to educate the public to the importance of alkaline-glazed pottery as a southern art form , to emphasize the Afro-American influence on this tradition , and promote cultural tourism in the community.
The Old Edgefield Pottery is located on Simkins Street.The Pottery shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 : 00a.m. to 6 : 00p.m. or by appointment.Potter Genevieve Calmes , who assists Ferrell in the Pottery , can be seen daily along with Ferrell at work producing their wares.Ferrell gives informative demonstrations and lectures on the history of the tradition while demonstrating the techniques of his medium.He is also available for guest lectures.
Visitors to the shop can not only see examples of original Edgefield pottery , but also reproductions which are for sale.All proceeds from this project go to the Edgefield County Historical Society , a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Edgefield County history.
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Stephen Ferrell , Master Potter


There will be a special lecture ...

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There will be a special lecture by Steve Ferrell of Old Edgefield Pottery in Edgefield on "The Rich Tradition of Edgefield Pottery" at 9 a.m. today at the Arts Center's second floor Brown Pavilion; tickets to the lecture are $20, which includes admission to the antiques show.


Morris Museum of Art: Calendar

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Art at Lunch: Steve Ferrell

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Steve Ferrell, owner of Old Edgefield Pottery in South Carolina, discusses the history and techniques of African American pottery.Lunch catered by Cafe 209.

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