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Join author Michael Strezewski at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pa., for the official release of his new book, Christoph Weber Redware Potter of the Harmony Society, on Saturday, October 21, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Strezewski will present a talk on the book followed by a Q&A. Visitors will be able to enjoy a small pottery exhibit and current exhibit Strange, Odd, and Unusual, object from Old Economy’s Collection. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.
Christoph Weber was the master potter of the Harmony Society, a German utopian group founded by religious dissenter George Rapp. Working from 1808 to 1853, Weber made a variety of household wares such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, plates, and mugs. Weber’s pottery was distributed among the society’s members and sold to their neighbors. Utilizing documentary sources, archaeological investigations, and analysis of serving ceramics, Michael Strezewski, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern Indiana, paints a detailed picture of Christoph Weber, the different types of pottery he manufactured, and his place in the early nineteenth century origins of the ceramics industry in the United States.
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