DVD: The Life Work of John Bell

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DVD: The Life Work of John Bell

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Enjoy this limited edition DVD The Life Work of John Bell, as presented by Dr. Gene Comstock, at the Renfrew Museum in Waynesboro, PA. This educational and informative presentation was recorded on March 13, 2016, and was hosted by The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies.

Dr. Gene Comstock, author of Folk Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley and Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region. Comstock is regarded as a leading authority on John Bell and other folk potters of the Shenandoah and Cumberland Valleys. Renfrew Museum was an ideal venue for this lecture as it houses the largest national display of John Bell and family pottery.

Bell was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1800. The oldest of 10 children, he was trained by his father, Peter Bell, and influenced by Hagerstown’s large and active community of immigrant potters. Before the birth of his son in 1828, Bell moved to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania along with his wife, Elizabeth, and established a successful pottery shop, John Bell and Sons, on South Potomac Street. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, (CAC), houses many of the artifacts of Bell’s pottery shop and kiln, recovered from the 1994 excavation conducted by James Smith.

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Email Mary Ashe-Mahr at waynesboroceramics@gmail.com for more information.

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