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HVVACC Exhibits

Linking Collections, Building Connections

With funding provided by founders Jane and Ralph Whitehead, Edith Penman and Elizabeth Hardenberg set up a pottery studio at Byrdcliffe in 1903, the colony’s first year of operation. From 1915-1926, the Whiteheads created what they called "White Pines Pottery," named after their home on the campus. Their experiments with glazes favored blue hues; the interior of the two vases seen here are both glazed in what has come to be known popularly as "Byrdcliffe Blue," which in fact encompasses many shades.