Making a (Pickle) Stand: Porcelain and Politics in Revolutionary Philadelphia
Dec 8
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Making a (Pickle) Stand: Porcelain and Politics in Revolutionary Philadelphia

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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. Free with Admission