Presented June 8, 1999
The Dryden Pottery lecture is divided into two periods, the years of operation at Ellsworth, Kansas (1946-1956), and those at Hot Springs, Arkansas (1956-to the present time). Examples of pottery from each period will be provided for a hands on experience by those in attendance.
The lecture will include biographical information about Jim Dryden. Each period will be dealt with separately, with emphasis on the types of production, clays, and glazes used. With this basic evidence, collectors will be able to easily identify both periods of operation with relative ease.
In addition to pots, figurals, and miscellany, there will be a display of paper memorabilia to enhance one's awareness of the fifty three years of Jim Dryden's adept management of Dryden Pottery.
As the lecture progresses, we encourage questions as they occur rather than at the end of the lecture. This method of questioning enhances the presentation.
Burdell Hall - retired high school social studies teacher