Pack your lunch and join Historic Columbia at the Robert Mills House for a special tour of From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, an exhibit of ceramics in the basement of the Robert Mills House. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion gardens or in the Robert Mills Carriage House in the event of inclement weather. The event is scheduled for 12-1 p.m.on May 15.
Presented by Wooten & Wooten, Auctions of Fine Art, Antiques & Great Estates, From Landrum to Leeds explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina by drawing from Historic Columbia's growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics. Highlights will include examples from the Landrum-Stork pottery, formerly located in what is today Forest Acres, and a variety of imported English ceramics, examples of which will be showcased in a new focus gallery and throughout the Robert Mills House.
Cost of the event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for HC members. Reservations can be made by calling 803-252-1770 ex 23 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made here.
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Robert Mills Ceramics exhibit
A broad view of the ceramics exhibit,From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th Century Columbia, in the focus gallery in the basement of the Robert Mills House. A special Galleries and Gardens presentation on this exhibit will be held on May 15.
Locally made ceramics
A close-up view of locally made ceramics in the Landrum to Leeds exhibit. Some pieces were made in Forest Acres and others in Edgefield. The exhibit is sponsored by Wooten & Wooten, Auctioneers of Antiques, Fine Art and Great Estates.
Some ceramics in the exhibit came from England. This plate is an example.From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, is currently running in the basement of the Robert Mills House.