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A Potter’s Progress: Emanuel Suter and the Business of Craft by Scott Hamilton Suter

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Emanuel Suter (1833-1902) was born on a Rockingham County farm in the Shenandoah Valley and engaged in farming from an early age. His interest in turning pots soon became a side economic interest and then blossomed into a full-time pursuit when he moved to Harrisonburg and began operating a thriving industrial company producing functional pottery for the market. This book was written by Mr. Suter’s great-great-grandson who is an English professor in Rockingham County at Bridgewater College, a denominational college of the Mennonite faith that Emanuel Suter followed and advanced.

Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2020. 149 pages with an Index, Bibliography, Notes, Appendix, and color and black-and-white photos. Hardback in dust jacket.