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Jugtown Pottery 1917 - 2017 : a century of art and craft in clay / Stephen C. Compton ; foreword by Ray Owen.

Author/creator Compton, Stephen C. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Winston-Salem, North Carolina : John F. Blair, Publisher, [2017]
Descriptionxii, 195 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents The Busbees and Their Jugtown -- New Ways for Jugtown Pottery.
Summary Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017' tells the entire story of the founding and success of his and Juliana Royster Busbee?s remarkable folkcraft enterprise. Fully illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color photographs of the place, the people who made pottery there, and the pottery produced by them, the book tells how the Busbees convinced a few of rural Moore County's old-time utilitarian potters to make new-fangled wares for them to sell in Juliana's Greenwich Village tea room and shop. Following New Yorkers' wild acceptance of their primitive-looking and alluring pottery offerings, the Busbees built their own workshop and employed their own potters for pottery-making in out-of-the-way Moore County, and called it Jugtown. The shop's success spurred the creation and advancement of dozens more art potteries in the region with now well-known names like J. B. Cole Pottery, North State Pottery, A. R. Cole Pottery, and Auman Pottery. Today, nearly one hundred potters make and sell their wares within a few miles of Jugtown, all because a hundred years ago, the Busbees and their Jugtown potters found a new way to make old jugs.
General noteIncludes index.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2016050040
ISBN9780895876720 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN0895876728 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40027288247

Available Items

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Joyner NC Reference NK4340.J7 C66 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold
Joyner NC Stacks NK4340.J7 C66 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold

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