In 1992, the Edgefield County Historical Society founded the Old Edgefield Pottery. The Historical Society wanted to showcase the alkaline-glazed pottery tradition, which had started in the Edgefield, South Carolina area in 1800s. Potter and historian, Stephen Ferrell was selected to be the artist in residence at the pottery studio.
On our trip to visit the Old Edgefield Pottery, the sound of a wind-whipped board greeted us as we approached the pottery studio. Visitors were leaving as we arrived, and we were content to take their place and listen as Stephen reviewed the history of the area and the rich tradition of Edgefield pottery.