MAKER: Daniel Seagle’s family were early settlers in Lincoln County, North Carolina, arriving from Pennsylvania in the late eighteenth-century. Daniel Seagle (1805-1867) made both lead-glazed earthenware and alkaline-glazed stoneware, although very few of his earthenware pieces have survived. He likely trained under his father, Adam, who would have made lead-glazed earthenware. The kiln of Daniel Seagle was excavated in the winter of 1987-1988 by archaelogist Linda Carnes-McNaughton. The evidence from the kiln excavation gives a glimpse into the technical world of Seagle’s pottery making, as well as reveals the large cross-draft, or “groundhog,” kiln that Seagle used to fire his pottery.
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