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Richard Mower video collection, 1977-1982

Mower, Richard

Ceramicist, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 10 Linear feet

Summary: The Richard Mower video collection measures 10.0 linear feet and dates between 1977 and 1982. The video collection is comprised of 77 recordings of the "Making it in Clay" workshop series held at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Mower intended to use the recordings for classroom instruction and future projects, but, upon retirement, opted not to pursue them. Some of the presenters include: Ralph Bacerra, Tom Coleman, Ruth Duckworth, Toshiko Takaezu, Steve Howell, Juan Quesada, and Byron Temple. Also included is a folder of "Make it in Clay" posters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Mower was a ceramicist and professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.


The Richard Mower video collection was donated in 2001 by Richard Mower as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.