Foxfire 8 - Study Guide Southern Folk Pottery: Burlon and Irene Craig - Norman and Irene Smith Summary & Analysis

Eliot Wigginton
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Burlon and Irene Craig are potters who reside in the Catawba Valley in North Carolina. They are interviewed primarily because Burlon uses a water powered glass mill to pulverize glass for his glazes. Burlon has turned pottery since his boyhood. He says he assisted in pottery operations as a child, and at age fourteen, James Lynn, an owner, offered him a share in his business. After Lynn's death, Burlon worked for a number of potters. He joined the Navy, and when he returned, he bought out Harvey Reinhardt's business. Originally, Burlon made only pottery that was used in every day life, but now, his work is mostly customized for customers. His wares over the years have included storage jars, buggy jars for hauling...

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