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Potter at work
Description: Reverse reads: "Page: 43; Picture: 53; Credit: J. Connor Howell; Caption: Rimming a jug on a Potter's Wheel." This photograph depicts an unknown potter forming the rim of a jug. This photo was most likely taken at S.A. Weller Pottery Company in Zanesville, Ohio. S.A. Weller Pottery, located at 1888 Ceramic Avenue, was generally considered to be the largest art pottery maker in the world. Founded in 1872 by Samuel A. Weller in Fultenham, Ohio, he moved production to Zanesville in 1888 and built his first factory in 1890. The company handled all aspects if production, from digging the clay all the way through the firing in the kiln. Some of the most popular of his patterns were: Hudson, Sicard, Louwelsa, Woodcraft and Camelot. The S.A. Weller Pottery Company closed in 1948. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F08_015_001
Subjects: Pottery--Ohio--Zanesville; Art pottery, American--Ohio--Zanesville--History; Weller Pottery Company; Pottery wheels; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project.
Places: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)