Active in Blairstown, N.J.
Size: Transcript: 104 pages.
Format: Originally recorded 8 sound files. Duration is 5 hr., 45 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Bennett Bean conducted 2011 June 16 and 17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Bean's home, in Blairstown, N.J.
Biographical/Historical Note: Bennett Bean (1941- ) is a ceramist in Blairstown, N.J. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, Calif.
This interview is 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 administrators.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.