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Aust, Gottfriedlocked

(b Heidersdorf, April 5, 1722; d Lititz, PA, Oct 28, 1788).
  • Ellen Paul Denker

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American potter of German birth. Although originally trained as a weaver, Aust was apprenticed to a potter in Herrnhut, Germany, where the Moravian Brethren were centred. In 1754 he arrived in Bethlehem, PA, the Brethren’s first colonial outpost. After ten months’ work at the pottery there under master ...

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