2014 Trenton Ceramics Symposium
Saturday, April 5, 2014
9 AM – 4 PM
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
205 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Isaac Broome: America’s First Ceramic Sculptor
The Potteries of Trenton Society, in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum and the Trenton Museum Society, presents the annual Trenton Ceramics Symposium on April 5, 2014 to celebrate the life and work of sculptor Isaac Broome, the first sculptor to work in the American ceramics industry. Although perhaps best known for his famous Baseball Vase, created for Ott & Brewer’s display at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, Broome made other models for that display, and he was also a designer, modeler and manufacturer of tiles in Trenton.
Molly Randolph – Overview of Broome’s Life and Work
Michael W. Padwee — Isaac Broome and the Spirit of Innovation and Design in the Tile Industry after the Centennial Exhibition
Ellen Denker — Broome’s Baseball Vase
Reception at Ellarslie following the speakers.
For more information and registration: http://www.potteriesoftrentonsociety.org/events/isaac_broome.html