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Grant Recipient

collection of ceramic jugs

Mark Shapiro

Craft Research Fund—Project Grant

2021

New York City African-American master potter Thomas Commeraw made iconic American stoneware until he emigrated to Sierra Leone in 1820. Why did he leave his country of birth and city of business? How does his life illuminate both the creative contributions and narrowing horizons for free Blacks and Black craftspersons in the early Republic?

Location

Worthington, MA

EDUCATION

SPECIALIZATION

Institution

Grant amount

$15,000

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