DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 12:05 PM

Place: Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium - Alabama Archives

Topic: “Alabama Potters and Pottery”

Speaker: Joey Brackner

Alabama folk pottery is the aesthetic product of a cultural tradition that goes back many generations. Joey Brackner will examine how one large extended family played a major role in the state’s pottery-making history during his presentation “Alabama Potters and Pottery”at the ArchiTreats:Food For Thought program on Thursday, December 19th at 12:05 PM in the Alabama Department of Archives and History’s Milo B. Howard, Jr. Auditorium.

Certain families excelled in the production of stoneware to take care of basic human needs in the communities of early Alabama. This trade was more dynastic than other occupations and pottery-making families became interconnected, thus helping perpetuate a southern style of pottery. Mr. Brackner’s presentation will include slide images of early Alabama pottery.

photo of leaf jar pot. Photo by Joey Brackner

Joey Brackner is the Program Manager for the Alabama Folk Life program sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He oversees projects to preserve and present Alabama folk culture and to further an understanding of this cultural heritage. Joey Brackner, a native of Fairfield, Alabama, received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

The noontime program is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 242-4363, ext. 235.



Created: December 3, 2002
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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
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