1956 Statement by Weston Neil Andersen
1956 Statement explaining why Weston Neil Andersen, left an “exciting” career as Dean of the Akron Art Institute to start a ceramic art and design slip-cast production on the Coast of Maine.
Weston Andersen 1964 letter Seeking Capital to grow business
First page describes leaving the Akron Art Institute and embarking on a sales trip on the East Coast as the Andersen’s look for a suitable location for their ceramic slip casting endeavor
The Andersen’s develop their line, expand their facility and deal with that “old bugaboo: insufficient capital” Weston discusses advantage of slip-casting for Maine Feldspar market.
Page Three tells of the addition of the wild life sculpture line as a commercial success, the reorganizing of the production facility, during which time production was slowed. The subsequent addition of a larger staff
Page four discusses working with an agent, entering the New York and Boston Gift show, and figures on sales .
The 15000.00 dollars in capital that Weston was targeting in 1964 would be 119,819,05 today:
1964 Letter Requesting Samples From Industrial Design Magazine
A 1964 letter from Industrial Design magazine requesting samples of the Andersen’s work
To date, I do not know if my father ever found the capital he was seeking. Hopefully we will find more records to piece together the story.