Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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MAY 2020

 

Tracing the African Diaspora: Colonoware Pottery Workshop
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 2 pm
Johns Island Regional Library | 3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 

Join us for a hands-on workshop to explore the African diaspora and the colonial heritage of the African ancestors of the Gullah Geechee people through Colonoware pottery. “Colonoware” is a form, hand-built earthenware pottery made by enslaved Africans and Native Americans between the 17th and 19th centuries. In this workshop, participants will have a chance to examine examples of Colonoware pottery recovered from archaeological sites in the Charleston region and then they can try to replicate a special, West African pottery decorative method on clay.