Indiana Potters Survey

Description

This collection documents the life stories and work of Indiana potters who have been able to turn their passion for ceramics into a livelihood. Interviews and photos in the collection demonstrate the strong influence of Asian (and to a lesser extent, English and German) techniques and designs on Indiana pottery traditions. A variety of decorative glazing and firing techniques are also discussed and demonstrated. The pottery featured in this collection is mostly made by hand on an electric pottery wheel or a kickwheel, and fired in electric, gas, or wood fired kilns. The folk artists represented here all run small businesses by drawing upon self-reliance, social networks, and creativity, despite having diverse educational and social backgrounds.

Collector(s)

  • Meredith McGriff

Items in the Indiana Potters Survey Collection

Ceramic mugs made by Glenn Roesler.

(Items on display at the Indiana State Museum gift shop.)

A display of ceramic syrup warmers made by Glenn Roesler.

(Items on display at the Indiana State Museum gift shop.)

Rustic display of ceramic leaf gift tags with mock-up wrapped gift.

(Items on display at the Indiana State Museum gift shop.)

Display of four ceramic mugs and ceramic leaf gift tags with silk foliage.

(Items on display at the Indiana State Museum gift shop.)

Display of three ceramic mugs, ceramic vase, and leaf-patterned ceramic bowl in front of the Ivy Creek Stoneware sign.

(Items on display at the Indiana State Museum gift shop.)

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