James R. Koterski
James R. Koterski was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Iowa. Following graduate school, he joined the DuPont Company where he held a number of management positions in manufacturing, marketing and research and development.
In retirement, he has continued to pursue his interests in early Americana. Throughout this quest to learn more about the Wilmington potter, William Hare, and others, he frequently recalls his introduction to Arthur James’ book on Chester County, Pennsylvania, Potters by Andy Scari, known locally as The Village Peddler.
That event served to catalyze an adventure into the lives and pursuits of those who worked and fired clay in early Delaware.
The journey has also now expanded into a search for the potters and potteries of Cecil County, Maryland.
Jim is married to Sue and they have three daughters and two grandsons.