Source: Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten. New York: Doubleday, 1977.
1) Name the three general classes of pottery occurring in the Anglo-America colonial world.
A) B) C)
2) What is the purpose of a glaze?
3) What is slip?
5) Explain the process for the following glazes.
6) In the seventeenth century what were the two types of Rhenish stoneware imported to America?
7) Describe what common late 19th cenutry American stoneware looks like.
8) What was the major role of ceramics in early America?
9)Explain specifically the relationship between ceramics and foodways
D) Societal Status-
10) What is delftware?
11) How does the foodways of the English yeoman provide us with an understanding of ceramic use in early New England?
12) In what area of foodways did ceramics play the most important role? Why?
14) What are inventory lists?
B) Where are these records located?
C) Why are inventory lists important to the study of material culture?
15) What is a wooden trencher?
16) How did 17th century New England Puritan philosophy influence the decorative arts?
17) What was the most formal room of the 17th century New England home?
B) How did this formal designation affect the socio-technic function of this room’s ceramics?
18) What is a chamber pot?
19) What is currently the best available source for informatin on the domestic pottery industry in Anglo-America?