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Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series - And His Little Dog, Too: The Enoch Wood Pottery Memorialized on a Mug

Enoch Wood Mug

Title: And His Little Dog, Too: The Enoch Wood Pottery Memorialized on a Mug

Lecturer:  Angelika R. Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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About the lecture: A recent addition to the collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provided the inspiration for this presentation about the prolific British potter, Enoch Wood. The charming child’s mug, transfer-printed in black, features an image of Wood and his son riding their horses, accompanied by their canine pet. Together, they view the family’s Burslem factory, humming with activity with smoke billowing from the bottle ovens, a testament to its success. This lecture will discuss the production of this prolific maker who supplied many American consumers, and will feature several transfer-printed wares used by Williamsburg residents in the early 1800’s.

Angelika KuettnerAbout the speaker: Angelika became associate curator of ceramics and glass at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) in 2019. She came to CWF in 2006 as a graduate student intern for the ceramics and glass department and joined the Foundation as an associate registrar in 2007. She was promoted to associate registrar for imaging and assistant curator of ceramics in 2011 and associate curator of ceramics in 2016. Prior to graduate school at William and Mary she worked for approximately three years as the curatorial assistant at the Reeves Center at Washington and Lee University. She is a proud fellow of the 2010 Attingham Trust Summer School and of the 2016 MESDA Summer Institute. Angelika was coeditor of the 2017 issue of Ceramics in America; she has published and spoken on many topics including the ceramic-manufacturing partnership of Benjamin Leigh and John Allman in 18th-century Boston, mended ceramics in colonial America, and silver lusterware in early 19th century America.