A film created in collaboration with Waynesburg University
media students, Paul Hicks and Harry Oaks
With narration by Glenn Touthman.
This past spring we were asked to help with a film documenting the history of pottery in Greene County. Greene County, in the early 1800s to the early 1900s, was one of the epicenters for the creation of pottery containers that were the primary means of storage of all foodstuffs in that era. All types of items were produced by our Greene County potters and distributed throughout the country from their pottery works on the Monongahela River.
Linda and I, using the features of our 1880s barn/studio created scenes for the film. Wearing appropriate garb and recreating pottery forms that were some of the most popular clay containers that the potters threw on the potter’s wheel,
we tried to capture the life of a potter of the era.
We hope you enjoy the film and learn about the rich history of Greene County Pennsylvania.
Link to the film: https://www.facebook.com/gchsofpa/videos/2805311306412280
Some stills from the film shoot.
If you see something you like, please call 724-428-3307.
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Here are a couple of links to videos. The first is a piece done by the students at Waynesburg University and it documents our work in clay. The second is produced by Curtis Pollock of Yellow House Studios and documents a Raku workshop we did at the Greensburg Arts Center.
Jim & Linda Winegar have been working with clay for 50 years. Their pottery studio is located on a 60 acre property in Greene County, in the very southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Jim and Linda are both graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with degrees in Art Education. Their studies at IUP, with potter and ceramics instructor Frank Ross, began their lifelong adventures with clay. The Winegars produce a variety of functional and decorative clay pieces. These range from utilitarian items such as vases, bowls, platters, casseroles and dinnerware to more decorative objects such as large floor pots, and one-of-a-kind carved and embossed vessels with precious and semi-precious stones as adornments. Much of their recent work has included the addition of hand-formed oak leaves and acorns, reflective of the beautiful rural setting of their home and studio. Most of these stoneware clay pieces are created on the potter's wheel and fired to 2300 degrees. The utilitarian ware can be used in the oven and microwave and is dishwasher safe.
Jim and Linda welcome visitors to Winegar Pottery. The pottery studio is located in a 140 year old barn, with an adjacent kiln building. Please call 724-428-3307 if you wish to visit the studio.
They are members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and participate in a number of craft shows and festivals. Our show schedule can be found under the show schedule tab.
Contact us for more information and prices of work.
We also do custom orders.
Winegar Pottery 103 Fairview Church Road Graysville, PA 15337
contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 724-428-3307