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Ceramics that send political statement

Dec 05, 2018 - Philadelphia Inquirer

During the American Revolution, patriots used a variety of methods to encourage people to support their cause - pamphlets, newsprint, cartoons, and engravings. Messages supporting independence even made it onto ceramics during the colonial era, which is what artist Michelle Erickson studies and specializes in.

Erickson has created ceramic pieces for The Patriot, HBO's John Adams, and even for Queen Elizabeth II. She's also created politically charged pieces criticizing the Trump administra...