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circa 1960

Dorothy C. Auman (American, 1925 - 1991)

Dorothy Cole Auman was the eighth generation of Coles to work in clay and among the first women to work as potters in North Carolina. Prior to the twentieth century, pottery making had been almost exclusively a male world. She was also important in the preservation of the history of the North Carolina pottery tradition. Her vast collection ultimately came to The Mint Museum, where the story of this important craft is preserved.

Place object was created: Seagrove, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 5.875 inches    width: 7.5 inches    depth: 5.875 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.388A-B

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