“Faces of Clay, Echoes  of Africa”
The Wanderer Project
a little about
our crew...
April L. Hynes
Mark M. Newell, Ph.D

Film Crew
Siegler Productions:
Jason Siegler



Chipstone Foundation of Milwaukee.

our first stop
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
 Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Lucy Lanham Family Reunion, Washington D.C
 July 23, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art
 August 17th-20th
  Manhattan, NYC

Jekyll Island Museum
 February, 23, 2012
  Jekyll Island, GA
  7:00 PM - Lecture

Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies: Landmark and Preservation Conference 2012
 April, 13, 2012
 Aiken Co. Historical Museum
   9:30-10:15AM - Lecture
   3:20-4:05 PM - Lecture

Milwaukee Art Museum
 Milwaukee, WI 
 Chipstone Foundation Face               
 Jug Exhibition                       
  April 26, 2012

 Smithsonian Institute
 May 29th, 2012

Boston University
 Boston, MA
 Workshop, “Kongo Connections to the Americas” 
 September 27, 2012

Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society National Conference
 Greensboro, NC, 2012
  October 4-7th

April L. Hynes
Is a professional photographer and graphic designer  who owns her own business specializing in  advertising and photographic journals.   She is also a professional level genealogical and archival researcher with a specific interest in the African diaspora. She was introduced to the Edgefield Pottery tradition when she discovered a face jug that had been unearthed in Philadelphia by her grandfather in 1950.  She has employed these skills to assist her in discovering the Wanderer Slave Ship community and their stories. Ms. Hynes is now a Research Associate of the newly founded Edgefield Stoneware Research Center at Trenton, S.C.

Mark Newell Ph.D., RPA.,  first began historical research on Edgefield potteries in 1970. Today he is based in Augusta, Georgia as a writer and an archaeologist. His archaeological projects include Archaeological Director of the project that found the CSS H.L.Hunley in 1994, Discoverer of the largest historical ceramics find in North America in Edgefield County, SC, 1996, major contributor to the preservation of the USS Constitution (letter of recommendation from the Secretary Of the Navy) and discoverer of the remains of the Santee Canal near Charleston, SC. He teaches field courses in Archaeology at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia, and also teaches underwater archaeology in Bermuda and the US. He has a Ph.D. in archaeology from St. Andrews University, Scotland. Newell, originally a formally trained  newspaper journalist in England, is also a seasoned writer, working in print, radio and television. After completing a Ph.D dissertation on slave and locally built small craft in the Southeastern US, he began a long research project on aspects of the African experience in America.

Siegler Productions,  is an Augusta Georgia based high definition television production company. They produce a variety of programs for local, national and international retailers, corporations and retailers. 
They specialize in high end, high quality corporate communications, commercials and non dramatic television shows.

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