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Spencer Pottery Collection

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Spencer Pottery Collection

The Seattle Public Library, Special Collections
Seattle, Washington 98104

2014



Profile Description

Language: Finding aid written in English.

Lorene and Ralph Spencer owned and operated the Spencer Potter Studio in South Seattle in the Mid-twentieth century producing a variety of stoneware bowls, vases, plates, mugs, etc. Lorene also produced "painted" ceramic tiles that often used impressions from a modified printing block. The Pottery was known for its high quality local sourced clays and the glazes mixed from Washington State minerals gathered by Ralph Spencer.

Repository:The Seattle Public Library Seattle, Washington 98104
Title:Spencer Pottery Collection
Dates:1952-1977
Quantity:4 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Lorene and Ralph Spencer owned and operated the Spencer Potter Studio in South Seattle in the Mid-twentieth century producing a variety of stoneware bowls, vases, plates, mugs, etc. Lorene also produced "painted" ceramic tiles that often used impressions from a modified printing block. The Pottery was known for its high quality local sourced clays and the glazes mixed from Washington State minerals gathered by Ralph Spencer.
Location: 738 09795 Sp339S
Language: Records are in English.

Arrangement of the Records

Arranged in original order

Scope and Contents of the Records

Lorene and Ralph Spencer owned and operated the Spencer Potter Studio in South Seattle in the Mid-twentieth century producing a variety of stoneware bowls, vases, plates, mugs, etc. Lorene also produced "painted" ceramic tiles that often used impressions from a modified printing block. The Pottery was known for its high quality local sourced clays and the glazes mixed from Washington State minerals gathered by Ralph Spencer.


Index Terms

These records are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The Seattle Public Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Art, American- Washington (State) - Seattle - History.
Ceramic arts - Washington (State) - Seattle.
Pottery - Washington (State) - Seattle - History.

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