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Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Scheier, Edwin A.  Search this
Scheier, Mary  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 sound tape reels, 5 in.; 72 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 23 min.
Access Note / Rights:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Gerald Williams conducted 1978 February 22-1979 April 19, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Williams speaks of his boyhood in India; his travails as a pacifist during World War II; his decision to become a potter; his early work; his apprenticeship to John Butler in 1951; the influence upon him of Edwin and Mary Scheier; and the development of the cone firing process and stoneware forms during the 1950s and 1960s.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gerald Williams, 1978 February 22-1979 April 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Gerald Williams (1926-2014) was a sculptor, potter, and editor from Goffstown, N.H.
Language Note:
English .
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors -- New Hampshire -- Interviews  Search this
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Ceramicists -- New Hampshire -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
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Archives of American Art