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November 6, 2009

Join CW curators for a look at the personal side of curatorial work

Colonial Williamsburg curators Janine Skerry and Suzanne Hood reveal the passion for the exhibition, “Pottery with a Past: Stoneware in Early America,” during “Stoneware Stories – Two Personal Perspectives” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Skerry and Hood lead an informal discussion about nearly seven years of research and writing about stoneware in early America. The slide-illustrated presentation will be followed by a book signing for their publication, “Salt-glazed Stoneware in Early America,” the first comprehensive book on the topic.

“Pottery With a Past: Stoneware in Early America” presents a wide array of drinking, dining and storage vessels—in ceramic forms ranging from utilitarian jugs to exquisite decorative teapots—made in England, Germany and early America. The exhibition was made possible with generous funding from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation.

A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, Museum Pass or Good Neighbor Card provides access to this lecture.

Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

Entrance to Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums is through the Public Hospital of 1773 at 326 W. Francis St. For information, call (757) 220-7724.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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