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Pottery Shop 1755

 
 
Pottery Shop 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Pottery Shop 1755 Marker
Inscription. Gottfried Aust, the first Moravian potter in North Carolina, moved into this shop after it was built in 1755. He, and several other potters who followed him in Bethabara, produced utilitarian redware pottery including many kinds of vessels, mugs, tobacco pipes, and tile stoves. Thousands of pottery shards and other Moravian artifacts recovered at Bethabara represent what is considered one of the most important Colonial American archaeological sites.

"Br. Ausr burned pottery today... the glazing did well--and so the great need is at last relieved. Each living room now has the ware it needs, and the kitchen is finished."
Bethabara Diary, September 10, 1756.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.32′ N, 80° 17.86′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congregation Kitchen 1766 (here, next to this marker); Bell House (a few steps from this marker); Well 1763
Pottery Shop 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Pottery Shop 1755 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Palisade Fort (a few steps from this marker); Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Family House 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Pottery Shop 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Pottery Shop 1755 Marker
Pottery Shop 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. Pottery Shop 1755 Marker
Pottery Shop Addition (and marker) can be seen in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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