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Re: slave arts other than quilts? Pottery


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 26 2003 - 17:07:25 PDT

I love the slave pottery - Dave the slave is really quite well known. There
are some posters available of his work.
...and yes ....baskets came immediately to mind for me, too. I have some
links for Dave the Slave and other African American folk pottery. I will
have to do some searching. I think I may have some links to African American
Quilt making, too (on my Textiles page).

This topic interests me too, Linda....I might just do some surfing for you.
I will post to the list anything I find in case others might be
interested....You (and everyone else) post to the list, too, anything you
come across so I can "grab" it for my site. I'll be watching.


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Subject: Anyone know anything about slave arts other than quilts?

> I know they probably were so busy working that they didn't have much
> time for crafts, but I am about to start researching for one of our art
> a la carte units on African American Art. The history teachers really
> want to have us come up with some crafts that were brought over from
> Africa. Textiles is about all I know about offhand. One teacher said
> something about seagrass basketry. Not sure where to look for that.
> She said she would try to find something about it while she is in NC
> this summer. But, do any of you know of anything else related to this
> topic? I can't resist throwing in Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman
> series, even though he is 20th century. I think that the topic is so