Making a (Pickle) Stand: Porcelain and Politics in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Date/Time

Dec 8, 2018
01:00 PM until 04:00 PM

Description

Michelle Erickson will give a public demonstration on her seminal work “Making a Bonnin and Morris Pickle Stand” published in Ceramics In America 2007 and recreate this 18th-century American porcelain superstar while a rare original example (currently on loan to the Museum of the American Revolution from the Philadelphia Museum of Art) is on view.

Erickson will share her process of reverse engineering to bring the piece to life using techniques of throwing, modeling, and life casting porcelain. While making the pickle stand in real time, Michelle will discuss the context of the original masterwork, which was produced in Philadelphia at the Bonnin and Morris factory (1770-1772) amidst burgeoning forces of Revolution. The first American porcelain manufacturer, the ‘tripartite’ form and the life cast shells that distinguish the 18th-century American design from its British and European counterparts describe a unique story of American Independence. 

 

Cost

Free with Admission

Location

View map Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

267-579-3438

Contact email

ebras@amrevmuseum.org

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

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