Audio Recording Laurel Eshelman and Paul Eshelman interview conducted by Meredith McGriff, 2018-11-18.

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Title
Laurel Eshelman and Paul Eshelman interview conducted by Meredith McGriff, 2018-11-18.
Summary
Husband and wife Paul Eshelman and Laurel Eshelman discuss running Eshelman Pottery in Elizabeth, Illinois. Topics include Paul's education in ceramics and product design, starting the business, how the two of them divide the work, selling work at art fairs, moving to a more affordable, rural area and finding like-minded people in the farming community, having their children work at the pottery, and having students come in for summer internships. They also discuss starting the Twenty Dirty Hands pottery tour with potters in their region.
Contributor Names
Eshelman, Paul, 1954- interviewee.
Eshelman, Laurel, interviewee.
McGriff, Meredith A. E., interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2018-11-18
Subject Headings
-  Eshelman, Paul,--1954---Interviews
-  Eshelman, Laurel--Interviews
-  Pottery industry--Technological innovations
-  Work and family
-  Pottery industry--Folklore
-  Pottery craft--Middle West
-  Potters--Training of
-  Job satisfaction
-  Material culture--United States
-  Art pottery--Illinois
-  Self-employed--Middle West--Interviews
-  Potters--Middle West--Interviews
-  Pottery industry--United States
Genre
Video recordings
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal narratives
Notes
-  Recorded at Eshelman Pottery, Elizabeth, Illinois, November 18, 2018.
-  Production potters of the Midwest : Archie Green Fellows project, 2018-2019 (AFC 2018/030: 05121) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
3 video files (mpg4) (01:10:12) : digital, sound, color.
22 photographs : digital, jpg, color.
2 manuscripts : pdf, docx, text files.
Source Collection
Production potters of the Midwest: Archie Green Fellows project, 2018-2019 AFC 2018/030: 05121
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2018030.afc2018030_05121_mv01
afc2018030.afc2018030_05121_ph
afc2018030.afc2018030_05121_ms02
afc2018030.afc2018030_05121_ms01
Library of Congress Control Number
2020655692
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LCCN Permalink
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Chicago citation style:

Eshelman, Paul, Interviewee, Laurel Eshelman, Meredith A. E McGriff, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Laurel Eshelman and Paul Eshelman interview conducted by Meredith McGriff, -11-18. -11-18, 2018. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655692/.

APA citation style:

Eshelman, P., Eshelman, L., McGriff, M. A. E. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2018) Laurel Eshelman and Paul Eshelman interview conducted by Meredith McGriff, -11-18. -11-18. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020655692/.

MLA citation style:

Eshelman, Paul, Interviewee, et al. Laurel Eshelman and Paul Eshelman interview conducted by Meredith McGriff, -11-18. -11-18, 2018. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020655692/>.

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