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Griesenauer, Paul

Griesenauer, Paul
Historical Note
Paul Grisenauer was the operator of James Towne Collony Pottery. In 1921, Paul Griesenauer became highly skilled at making bricks and pottery using the clay from the Piney Grove area, near Jamestown, Virginia. Griesenauer was a skilled pottery maker who experimented with various glaze treatments. James Towne Collony Pottery flourished at this time (1921-1930's). Griesenauer duplicated old pieces discovered during the Williamsburg and Jamestown excavations, re-introducing them with vibrant glaze work. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Paul Griesenauer.
Note Author
Anne Johnson.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
James Towne Collony Pottery Papers, 1937-1962