Potteries of Trenton Society Annual Symposium April 5

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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.Baseball Vase


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