Landrum Family

Dr. Abner Landrum (1783-1856) was a major figure in the development and dissemination of the alkaline-glazed pottery tradition. In addition to being a newspaper editor and land speculator, he is credited with opening the first pottery factory in Edgefield. Although the exact date is unknown, it is generally believed that he was firing pots at least by 1810.

Alkaline-glazed stoneware jar and pitcher attr. to B.F. Landrum