Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Friday, November 28  •  38°Mostly Cloudy Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 39° Low 29°
Mostly ClearAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 49° Low 38°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Yellow
Sun: High 61° Low 47°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Mon: High 66° Low 34°
PM ShowersAir Quality: Yellow
Tue: High 41° Low 36°
CloudyAir Quality: Green
Alert
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Historic Alexandria
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Jan 17, 2012 1:42 PM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

Alexandria Archaeology Museum Hosting Free Lecture January 28

Historic Ceramics Scholar to Discuss “America’s Historic Kilns”

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is offering a free illustrated lecture about historic pottery kilns on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. Independent scholar and functional potter Brenda Hornsby Heindl of Liberty, N.C., will present “America’s Historic Kilns: A Potter’s Perspective.”

A graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and a recipient of a research grant from the American Ceramic Circle, Heindl has been studying pre-1850 American salt-glaze and alkaline-glaze stoneware kilns and kiln furniture since 2010. The presentation will be on her initial research and findings from archaeological collections, comparative photographs of the kiln sites she has researched, as well as her observations as a potter on the operations of historic American kilns.

She works primarily with salt-glazed stoneware, having trained in the Ceramics Apprenticeship Program at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Her studio, Liberty Stoneware, is an outlet for her research in historic ceramics and experimental archaeology.

Alexandria’s own pottery tradition dates to the late 18th century, and Alexandria is noted for its production of salt-glazed stoneware in the early and mid-19th century. Archaeologists have investigated and excavated two kiln sites in Alexandria – the Wilkes Street Pottery and the Piercy Pottery.

This lecture is sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA). Reservations are requested, and can be made by emailing archaeology@alexandriava.gov or calling 703.746.4399.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum is located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, #327, in Old Town Alexandria.

For more information, call the Alexandria Archaeology Museum at 703.746.4399 or visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org.

 

Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4554
Fax: 703.838.6451
Email

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.