January 15, 2010

I’m starting this blog in anticipation of paperback publication of Dreaming in Clay on the Coast of Mississippi: Love and Art at Shearwater , scheduled by the University Press of Mississippi for April 2010. Hope to post entries not only about Shearwater Pottery, founded in Ocean Springs, MS by Peter Anderson in 1928, but also about James McConnell Anderson, Walter Anderson and family.   Will be back later!  Meanwhile, you can see photos from Shearwater here … I’ve also found a collectors’ website, here.


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  2. leiflife Says:

    Christopher… How wonderful to start with a tribute to this place, so very important to our early family life. After we moved to Ocean Springs to live at Shearwater, Oldfields became a place of spiritual restoration for all of our family. Shearwater, as beautiful a setting it was, was a place for working hard at keeping the pottery going. Everything centered around the family business. But every day that we piled into the aged truck for an Oldfields picnic became a halcyon day. It was rest for the adults, play, exploration, and discovery for us children, heaven for us all. Oldfields held out gracious arms and we all fell in, emerging as new beings. I think I can honestly say that Shearwater Pottery was nurtured by our freguent treks down the old Spanish trail to Oldfields. Thank you for reminding me — and for caring. Leif

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