Marj Peeler to spin pottery tales at museum Saturday

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Putnam County Museum will welcome Marj Peeler, artist, potter, carver, author, mother and friend to speak at the museum, Saturday, Aug. 6.

Marj Peeler

The 11 a.m. program is free and open to the public.

The museum recently accessioned a large Peeler Pottery vessel that was commissioned by Chester and Ruth Coan, of Greencastle, in the early 1960s. Mrs. Peeler will recall moments in the making of this particular "vase" and other unique pieces that were likewise commissioned.

She will share textiles, sculpture, storybooks, drawings and photos from her life. In addition, she has graciously agreed to autograph copies of "Peeler Pottery: A Retrospective."

First published in 2009, the book traces the lives of Richard and Marj Peeler, starting when they first met and proceeding through the years, including when they opened Peeler Pottery, a production studio built in their own backyard.

There they worked as a team, producing utilitarian and artistic pottery until Richard's death in 1996.

The book is available for purchase at the museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.

For more information about the presentation, persons may contact the museum at 653-8419.

Saturday's program is made possible by museum members and is free and open to the public.

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