American Face Vessels Selected Bibliography

Baldwin, Cinda K. "Edgefield Face Vessels: African-American Contributions to American Folk Art." In American Visions: The Magazine of Afro-American Culture, Volume 5, Number 4. Washington, DC: Visions Foundation, 1990, pp.16-20.

_____. Great & Noble Jar: Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina, 1993.

Barber, Edwin A. "Some Curious Old Water Coolers Made in America." In The Clay-Worker, November, 1900, pp. 352-53.

Burrison, John A. "Afro-American Folk Pottery in the South." In Southern Folklore Quarterly, Volume 42, Nos. 2 and 3. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, Department of English, 1978.

_____. Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1983.

_____. "Georgia clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery." Studio Potter. v. 18, Dec. 1989, p. 45-52.

Ferrell, Stephen and T.M. Ferrell. Early Decorated Stoneware of the Edgefield District, South Carolina. Greenville, SC: Greenville County Museum of Art, 1976. Exhibition catalog.

Ferris, William, ed. Afro-American Folk Arts and Crafts. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1983.

Fine, Elsa Honig. The Afro-American Artist: A Search For Identity. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1973.

Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities. Missing Pieces: Georgia Folk Art 1770-1976. Atlanta: Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities, 1976. Catalog of an exhibition organized by Anna Wadsworth.

Hall, Michael D. "Brother=s Keeper: Some Research on American Face Vessels and Some Conjecture on the Cultural Witness of Folk Potters in the New World."In Stereoscopic Perspective: Reflections on American Fine Art and Folk Art. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988.

Hewitt, Mark. "Stuck in the Mud: The Folk Pottery of North Carolina." Ceramic Review. v. no.151, Jan./Feb. 1995, p. 30-3.

Horne, Catherine Wilson, ed. Crossroads of Clay: The Southern Alkaline-Glazed Stoneware Tradition. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina, 1990.

Lewis, Samella. Art: African American. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1978.

Peek, Phil. "Afro-American Material Culture and the Afro-American Craftsman." In Southern Folklore Quarterly, Volume 42, Nos. 2 and 3. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, Department of English, 1978.

Perry, Regina. "Face Vessels: Black American Folk Tradition." In Research in Action. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University, Summer 1984, pp. 12-17.

Sweezy, Nancy. Raised in Clay: The Southern Folk Pottery Tradition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984

Thompson, Robert Farris. "African Influence on the Art of the United States." In Black Studies in the University, A Symposium. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969, pp.122-170.

Vlach, John Michael. "Arrival and Survival: the Maintenance of an Afro-American Tradition in Folk Art and Craft." In Perspectives on American Folk Art, ed. By Ian M.G. Quimby & Scott T. Swank. New York, Published for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE: Norton, 1980, pp. 177-217.

_____. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Exhibition catalog.

Zug, Charles III. Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

_____. "Burlon Craig." Ceramics Monthly. v. 42, Nov. 1994, p. 38-44.

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