Pine Mountain settlement School
Series 15: ARTS AND CRAFTS
TAGS: arts and crafts, ceramics, pottery, salt glazed pottery, native clay, Paul Lynn, potters, ceramics instruction, firing specifications, technical guidelines for ceramic firing, glazes, Ceramics Monthly magazine, wood-fired kiln
ARTS AND CRAFTS CERAMICS Guide
The following ARTS AND CRAFTS CERAMICS GUIDE is a fluid document. As more documents are discovered in the archives they will be entered as part of this GUIDE.
The organization of the GUIDE is based in large part on three folders of 1965-1970 material gathered to document the early attempt to create a pottery program at the School. The archival materials detail the establishment of a pottery program that focused on salt-glazed pottery that was researched and outfitted by Paul Lynn, a staff member at Pine Mountain in the late 1960s through 1970. Lynn had an interest in the craft and he sought to inform himself and those around him about salt-glazed pottery. He sought to establish a pottery studio at the School. The studio he created was housed in the old Electrical Power House, near the Chapel on the campus. The building was restructured to include a wood-fired kiln to be used with the salt-glazed pottery initiative.
His papers and notes follow. While the material was archivally ordered in the late 1990s, this digital re-ordering is made to accommodate additional material and is based on the demands associated with re-vitalizing the pottery program at the School as new equipment comes to the School and as community interest in pottery grows. The following pages attempt to establish an archival framework of pottery activity at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The following material from the files left by Paul Lynn at the School form the core of pottery exploration at the School to date.
SALT-GLAZED POTTERY, 1965-1970
DOCUMENTS CERAMICS SET I
1965-1969 POTTERY SALT GLAZING I
SALT GLAZING CORRESPONDENCE I
SALT GLAZING FIRING RECORDS I
SALT GLAZING MISC.
DOCUMENTS CERAMICS SET II
1965-1969 POTTERY SALT GLAZING II
SALT GLAZING CORRESPONDENCE II
SALT GLAZING FIRING RECORDS II
SALT GLAZING MISC. II
DOCUMENTS CERAMICS SET III
1966-1970 POTTERY SALT GLAZING III
SALT GLAZING CORRESPONDENCE III
SALT GLAZING FIRING RECORDS III
SALT GLAZING MISC. III
The above organization has been re-distributed across the following pages on the Pine Mountain Settlement School website:
ARTS AND CRAFTS CERAMICS Organizing and Marketing Pottery 1960s
ARTS AND CRAFTS CERAMICS Pottery Literature and Bibliographic Resources (PASSWORD PROTECTED)
ARTS AND CRAFTS CERAMICS Pottery Salt Glazed Document Inventory Set I