Thursday, March 5, 2015

Weston Andersen, 1922-2015

My grandfather, Weston Neil Andersen, died Sunday at 93. Born in rural northwestern Iowa and raised during the Great Depression, he was a disciple of the father of industrial design, Donald Dohner, and friend to the Budapest-born ceramicist Eva Ziesel. He moved to Maine in 1952 and built the stoneware line that bears his name with his London-born wife, Brenda, whom he met while serving in the 8th Army Air Force, in a Kensington ballroom, during an air raid.

His obituary is in today's Portland Press Herald.

For those who knew him, there's visitation tomorrow, March 6, at Hall's in Boothbay, Maine. Further information at the end of the obituary.

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