Terry and Stephen Ferrell
Edgefield Pottery from the Ferrell Collection
JANUARY 10–APRIL 3, 2012
Drawn from the collection of Terry and Stephen Ferrell, this selection of Edgefield pottery represents one of the great, historic traditions in Southern decorative arts, alkaline-glazed stoneware that was created in the old Edgefield District, an area that encompassed present-day Edgefield and parts of Aiken, Saluda, Greenwood, and McCormick Counties in South Carolina.
Included in the present exhibition are vessels in several shapes and sizes, exhibiting pronounced Edgefield attributes, including earth tones, alkaline glazes, ovoid shapes, swag and loop embellishments,
and looped or lug handles.
The collectors, Terry Ferrell, a minister whose museum in downtown Edgefield is home to an impressive collection of the arts and crafts of the region, and his son, Stephen, Edgefield's resident historian and potter, represent a lifetime of extraordinarily informed interest in the subject.