Schwenk: Louise (1900 - 1966) & Adolph (1896 - 1968)
In the summer of 1954 Reg Dixon was teaching pottery at the Vancouver School of Art and passed through Penticton where he was offering classes. Interested in taking the lessons "for pleasure," Louise Schwenk got her start in ceramics. Showing immediate skill and promise as a potter she was encouraged by Dixon to pursue the craft and take further classes. Louise enrolled in classes at the VSA in winter months of 1956, studying with Dixon as well as David Lambert with the aim of pursuing and furthering a pottery career. With Louise throwing and her husband Adolph glazing, that career would last little more than a decade but in that short time they garnered provincial and national recognition.
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