Photo, Anni Albers card weaving at Black Mountain College, ca. 1933-1949

Photo, Anni Albers card weaving at Black Mountain College, ca. 1933-1949

Albers’ wife, Anni, taught weaving at the college. She did not like the local tradition of repeating patterns from the past, but instead focused on experimental styles.

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, a branch of the North Carolina State Archives 

Photo, M.C. Richards at St. Andrews College, 1976

Photo, M.C. Richards at St. Andrews College, 1976

Mary Caroline Richards (M.C.) arrived at Black Mountain in 1945, originally to teach writing. She subsequently studied pottery there and incorporated what she learned from the practice into her writing and life philosophy.

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University