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Norman Plummer

 (born 1901)
Norman Plummer was active/lived in Kansas.  Norman Plummer is known for ceramics-pottery, geology.

Biography   Norman Plummer


Born in Horton, Kansas December 17, 1901 and deceased in Lawrence, Kansas, March 1981, Norman Plummer was a ceramist.  He was a graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1925, and worked for the State Geologic Survey at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

From his work as a geologist and chemist, he knew the local clay beds and developed fine glazes especially for them.  His pottery was displayed when the renovated Lawrence Public Library reopened Nov. 1937.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 17, 2006; Lawrence J-W (Nov. 17, 1937)

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.



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