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Pottery of Richard Peeler '49 and Wife Marj Featured in Lafayette Exhibition

September 3, 2007

September 3, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "A good chunk of 'Fifty American Potters' comes from Hoosier potters," notes a story in Indiana's Lafayette Journal and Courier. "Ornate pieces by the late Richard Peeler show beauty and history. Peeler, a former ceramics professor at DePauw University, formed the National Council of Educators in the Ceramic Arts. He helped give the pottery art form some clout in Indiana. His widow, Marj Peeler, is represented with more whimsical vessels. One jar has a stern looking woman whose akimbo arms double as handles."

The newspaper article examines an exhibiition at the McDonald Gallery at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, which features pottery from the collection of Bruno and Mary Moser.

A 1949 graduate of DePauw, Richard E. Peeler was a member of the University's faculty for fourteen years and the Art Center is named in his honor.

Read more at the paper's Web site, and access this previous story for details on the career of Professor Peeler.