The life and work of John Bell, a local potter who lived from 1800-1880, will come alive through a lecture and a power point presentation on Sunday, March 13 from 2:00-4:00 at Renfrew Museum's Visitors Center, 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

From left to right Mary Ashe-Mahr, NCCS' Executive Director, Dr. Gene Comstock and Dade Royer, Renfrew Museum's Executive Director in front of the Museum's John Bell collection.

From left to right Mary Ashe-Mahr, NCCS' Executive Director, Dr. Gene Comstock and Dade Royer, Renfrew Museum's Executive Director in front of the Museum's John Bell collection.

The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, (NCCS), is sponsoring this lecture, in partnership with Renfrew Museum, and will be hosted by 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 is an ideal venue for this lecture as it houses the largest national display of John Bell and family pottery.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.

To ensure your reservation call 717-404-3190 or email waynesboroceramics@gmail.com.

This is a fund raising event for the NCCS and a free-will offering will be part of the event. Light refreshments will be served. Inclement weather date March 20, 2016.

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