Staying Alive: The Hill-Fulper-Stangl Pottery
in a Changing Marketplace
The Potteries of Trenton Society in partnership with the New Jersey State Museum and the Trenton Museum Society is pleased to present Staying Alive: The Hill-Fulper-Stangl Pottery in a Changing Marketplace. This program has been organized in conjunction with an exhibit at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Utility & Artistry: Works of the Stangl and Fulper Potteries.
This year’s symposium will examine many chapters of the Hill-Fulper-Stangl pottery’s history, beginning with its founding by utilitarian stoneware maker Samuel Hill in the early 1800s, moving through the era of exciting forms and glazes related to the Fulper Pottery, and ending with many successful years as a dinnerware manufacturer called Stangl. Over this long period, the pottery produced an extraordinary body of work that appeals today to many types of collectors. Much has happened since the 1970s to keep this pottery in the spotlight, ranging from legal controversies to adaptation of historic glaze formulas to preservation activities to the collector’s market.
Registration and Coffee, New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fulper: An Overview
Gorden Gray, collector and scholar
Martin Stangl--New Directions at Fulper Pottery
Peter Meissner, collector and guest curator
Today’s Market for Collecting Fulper
David Rago, founder and principal of Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville
Lunch, New Jersey State Museum
Adaptive Reuse: Putting Family Documents to Work
Anne Fulper, one of the four Fulper sisters who created Fulper Glazes, Inc.
Industrial Monuments: Preserving New Jersey’s Potteries
through the Built Environment
Ellen Denker, Museum consultant and writer
Industrial film documenting the workings of the Fulper/Stangl Pottery
Gordon Gray returns to introduce the showing of an historic documentary.
Reception and Viewing of "Utility & Artistry: Works of the Stangl and Fulper Potteries" at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion4:00-5:00 p.m.
Advance registration must be received by April 5, 2010; after that date, you must register on site. We regret that we do not take credit cards; check or money order only. All advance registrations must be made via the mail; telephone registrations will not be accepted. On site registration is $40. Registration includes lunch.
The New Jersey State Museum is a division of the NJ Department of State.