Shenandoah Valley pottery subject of June 16 seminar

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Shenandoah Valley of Virginia earthenware bowl attributed to Andrew or John Coffman, New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA (private collection). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will host the eighth annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar on June 16. The title is “Shenandoah Valley Pottery – New Discoveries and Demonstrations.”

Participants will join Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates for a dynamic one-day seminar spotlighting new research on Shenandoah Valley of Virginia pottery and conversations with contemporary potters/scholars who will demonstrate making earthenware and stoneware and talk about the historic production of these wares.

The seminar will be held at the Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates gallery at 2177 Green Valley Lane in Mt. Crawford, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Timberville, Rockingham County, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia decorated stoneware pitcher, circa 1835. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

The speakers will be Kurt Russ on Staunton, Virginia, Stoneware; Brenda Hornsby Heindl on Abraham Spencer and Free Potters of Color in the Valley; and Jeffrey Evans on New Research from New Market to Timberville. Greg Shooner and Brenda Hornsby Heindl will discuss and demonstrate pottery making.

An informal tailgate sale will take place in the parking lot the morning of the seminar from 8 until 9 o’clock. am. Sellers should bring their own tables.

The deadline for seminar registration is June 6. The cost is $95 which includes lunch.

Also, on Friday, June 22, ceramics scholar and archaeologist Robert Hunter will present a tribute to Ivor Noel Hume at 12:30 p.m. preceding the 1 p.m. sale of Hume’s personal research library. The presentation is free to the public.

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Ivor Noel Hume (1927-2017), whose personal library will be sold at auction June 22 at Jeffrey S. Evens & Associates. Photo by Ranjith Jayasena

The auction features the extensive library of the late Ivor Noel Hume (1927-2017), distinguished scholar, author and former director of the Department of Archaeological Research at Colonial Williamsburg. With volumes ranging from the 17th to 21st centuries, this represents one of the finest archaeological research libraries in private hands. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Visit the Education Classes/Seminars page at  for links to the printable registration form, speaker bios, program schedule and other details. For information and/or to register for the seminar, call 540-434-3939 and press 0 for the office or email