Spongeware, Bennington pottery show
Searsport — Searsport Historical Society will exhibit a collection of stick spatter cut spongeware Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Coleman House on the Sears Island Road.
Once used in mid-19th-century kitchens, this highly colorful earthenware is now considered a decorative art form. Also on exhibit will be examples of Bennington pottery. This utilitarian ware was produced in New England during the early 19th century, with the majority being produced in Vermont, and has become highly collectible. The exhibit is free to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.