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Rick Hamelin ~ Pied Potter Hamelin Redware

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


If you could meet a colonial or early American potter, what questions would you ask? Rick Hamelin has been a redware potter since 1979 and has researched and collected the stories, techniques and wares of the redware and stoneware potteries.

This family event blends story-telling with the potters, their lives and the regions where they worked with a fast paced pottery demonstration of one walled and two walled pots, teapots and other surprises.

Massachusetts can boast of a Claytown and a Pottersville. Boston is not the original Beantown and what is the relationship of the white slip to Kaopectate?

This event is funded in part by the Newburyport Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council. Rick has received over 900 MCC funding grants to perform to various groups throughout Massachusetts and also was recognized as a Keeper of Tradition and he awarded a Gold Star for his pottery projects.”

Click here for more information about Pied Piper Hamelin.

Clidk the link below for an article written by Mr. Hamelin for the Early American Industries Association about an early 18th century Charlestown potter:


This program received funding from from the Newburyport Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


October 5, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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