Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas Commeraw
now open at the New-York Historical Society!
The exhibition examines the life and work of Thomas Commeraw who was born to an enslaved family and then rose to prominence as a free Black entrepreneur who owned and operated a successful pottery in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit includes a gray salt-glazed stoneware jar fragment that is part of the Repository's collections. It bears Commeraw's distinctive mark—a stamped and cobalt-filled swag and tassel. Learn more about this object here: https://bit.ly/3CDrVz5 and be sure to see it on display with more of Commeraw's work at The New-York Historical Society as well as much more about his life: https://bit.ly/3ixhC8P