"Sit down & spend a Social hour / In harmless mirth & fun / Let Friendship reign be just & Kind / And evil speak of none." (late 18th century Pearlware jug,Swansea Pottery)George Haynes (1745-1830),English entrepreneur,pottery manufacturer, banker,& newspaper proprietor of Swansea,Wales spent a few years in the U.S. then moved to Wales & became partners in Swansea Pottery. 1790 he modernised the works along the lines adopted by Josiah Wedgwood & changed name of the works to the Cambrian…

"Sit down & spend a Social hour / In harmless mirth & fun / Let Friendship reign be just & Kind / And evil speak of none." (late 18th century Pearlware jug,Swansea Pottery)George Haynes (1745-1830),English entrepreneur,pottery manufacturer, banker,& newspaper proprietor of Swansea,Wales spent a few years in the U.S. then moved to Wales & became partners in Swansea Pottery. 1790 he modernised the works along the lines adopted by Josiah Wedgwood & changed name of the works to the Cambrian…

The Pennsylvania Chippendale cherrywood hanging wall cabinet, circa 1790, was purchased at Sotheby’s in 2002 from the Gunston Hall Plantation collection. Within and on top of the cabinet is part of the couple’s collection of mocha ware. One of a pair of portraits by “Mr. Boyd” flank the cabinet.

The Pennsylvania Chippendale cherrywood hanging wall cabinet, circa 1790, was purchased at Sotheby’s in 2002 from the Gunston Hall Plantation collection. Within and on top of the cabinet is part of the couple’s collection of mocha ware. One of a pair of portraits by “Mr. Boyd” flank the cabinet.

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For self-taught potter and Country Living Guild inductee Don Carpentier, the true measure of accomplishment lies in the authenticity of the work.

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