Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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p. iii

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Introduction

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p. iv

Brown County holds a special fascination for me, as it does for many Hoosiers. I had collected paintings by Brown County artists for several years, but was unfamiliar with Brown County Pottery until I was fortunate enough to meet two avid collectors. When I could find little information on the Pottery, I began researching it in 2002. It became clear as I dug deeper that much of what was available on the...

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Acknowledgments

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p. v

Thelma Davis (nee Schrougham), South Bend, worked at Brown County Pottery as a decorator for seven years beginning in 1935.With patience, she explained the processes, step by step, drew the layout of the work areas at the Pottery, and shared what life was like in Nashville at the time. She clearly loved her work there, and she remains creative today with her watercolor...

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Brown County Pottery

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pp. 1-46

When Helen and Walter Griffiths began their lives together as husband and wife in 1911, they had already passed 30. They had been settled in their separate roles, artist and engineer, but were eager to start the new adventure of creating a family and growing old together. Twenty years later, like millions of other Americans, their lives were forever changed by the Great Depression. With the loss of Walter’s engineering job,...

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Martz Potteries

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pp. 47-84

Karl Martz’s experiences at Brown County Pottery were of life-shaping importance. He desperately wanted to be a working potter and experiment with the chemistry of glazes and the mystery of their transformation in the kiln, yet he realized very quickly that the daily grind of repetitive production was not his destiny. He learned what he didn’t want to do. So in 1935, Karl took two leaps. He married his sweetheart, Becky Brown, and...

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Brown County Hills Pottery

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pp. 85-98

Looking for something creative and therapeutic to do with her time in her adopted community of Nashville, Carolyn Ondreicka decided to open a Pottery, using Claude Graham’s skills as the potter. The rudimentary beginnings were in 1958, when Claude began to throw pots on her front porch1 using his electric wheel made from an old washing...

Index

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pp. 99-100