Norman & Oscar Smith

Norman Smith (d. 1990), Lawley, Chilton County. Interview recorded June 1981.

Oscar Smith, Lawley, Perry County. Interview recorded June 1981.

Norman Smith began working in the family pottery in 1920 and opened his own shop in 1932 a few miles away. Arguably one of the most traditional of southern potters still practicing in 1981, he used a wood-fired tunnel kiln and until the 1970s continued to turn on a treadle wheel.

Glazed ware - crocks, bowl, mug

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