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Who is Dave Drake?
Dave Was. . . <ul><li>An enslaved African American potter </li></ul><ul><li>A man who made pots from the 1820’s to the 186...
What Makes Dave Special? <ul><li>He must have been very strong because he made huge pots. Over 40 gallons big! </li></ul><...
Dave Wrote Poetry?! Dave belongs to Mr. Miles Wher the oven bakes & the pot biles 31 July 1840 I made this for our Sott it...
What Does a Dave Pot Look Like? <ul><li>Usually a Large Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Grey, Ash, Khaki-brown colored </li></ul><ul...
What Happened to Dave? <ul><li>It is believed that Dave gained his freedom either through his own purchase or by emancipat...
Are Dave’s Pots Around Today? <ul><li>YES!  Hundreds of Dave pots exist, and it is thought that even more may exist. </li>...
Are There Any Modern Potters Like Dave? <ul><li>Of Course!  Jim McDowell makes pots in much the same way that Dave did. </...
Let’s Play A Game!  Are the following pots by Dave or not?
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  1. 1. Who is Dave Drake?
  2. 2. Dave Was. . . <ul><li>An enslaved African American potter </li></ul><ul><li>A man who made pots from the 1820’s to the 1860’s </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Makes Dave Special? <ul><li>He must have been very strong because he made huge pots. Over 40 gallons big! </li></ul><ul><li>He had over 5 masters in his lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>He learned how to read and write and he wrote poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>He signed his pots </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dave Wrote Poetry?! Dave belongs to Mr. Miles Wher the oven bakes & the pot biles 31 July 1840 I made this for our Sott it will never - never – rott 31 March 1858 I wonder where is all my relations Friendship to all – and every nation 16 August 1857
  5. 5. What Does a Dave Pot Look Like? <ul><li>Usually a Large Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Grey, Ash, Khaki-brown colored </li></ul><ul><li>One-Two Handles </li></ul><ul><li>Has “Dave” written on it, has poetry on it, or has a large “X” on it </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Happened to Dave? <ul><li>It is believed that Dave gained his freedom either through his own purchase or by emancipation </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s family moved away, but Dave stayed in Edgefield </li></ul><ul><li>Left a legacy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Are Dave’s Pots Around Today? <ul><li>YES! Hundreds of Dave pots exist, and it is thought that even more may exist. </li></ul><ul><li>Today a Dave pot is worth anywhere from $5,000-$50,000!!! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Are There Any Modern Potters Like Dave? <ul><li>Of Course! Jim McDowell makes pots in much the same way that Dave did. </li></ul><ul><li>Jim likes to express his feelings about slavery in his pots </li></ul><ul><li>He explores his ancestry through his art </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s Play A Game! Are the following pots by Dave or not?
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