RON HENGGELER

March 2, 2017
An article about my kachina jars in the March issue of Gentry Magazine

I was recently interviewed by Heide Betz concerning my collection of glass gallon jars, an artwork in progress that is now over 37 years old.

A part of this interview was published in the March 2017 issue of Gentry Magazine. I have over 1000 of these jars, and my work on them is still ongoing.

Here is the link to the interview in Gentry.

http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=387596#%7B%22issue_id%22:387596,%22page%22:90%7D

histories, memories, time-capsules

The paper tea bag strings and tabs from years of drinking Red Rose Tea

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone headdress

 

The 1915 Underwood typewriter that I use for labeling and cataloging the jars

A jar's headdress . . . the piece of wood is from 1851

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found, see this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/History/yerba_buena/yerba_buena_index.htm

 

 

a jar's headdress

The child's slippers were found washed up on the beach in Capitola, California

The Rev. Fred Phelps jar

Winner of the Worst Person in the World Award 2014

The200 jars with the black headdresses are over 30 years old

 

 

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars or used as headdresses on the tops of jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found, see photos 434 to 451 on this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Views_III/views_index13.htm

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and as they were being transferred into gallon jars.

To see where these pieces were found, view this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/History/yerba_buena/yerba_buena_index.htm

The Sarah Palin jar

headdress of the Sarah Palin jar

Four of the 14 jars filled with Huntington mansion artifacts that I found in Huntington Park on Nob Hill in 2015.

For more on the story with photos of the site where they were found, go to:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Newsletters/2015/10.25/Newsletter.html

a jar's headdress

a jar's headdress

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found, see photos 434 to 451 on this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Views_III/views_index13.htm

 

Death of Robert Mapplethorpe

One of the 14 jars filled with Huntington mansion artifacts that I found in Huntington Park on Nob Hill in 2015. Notice in the jar on the left, the crystals from a chandelier.

For more on the story with photos of the site where they were found, go to:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Newsletters/2015/10.25/Newsletter.html

 

 

Mud from the original shoreline of San Francisco Bay near where the Transamerica Pyramid stands today.

It was at this exact spot that the California Gold Rush in San Francisco began when Sam Brannan displayed the gold from Sutter's Mill.

To see photos of the site where the mud is from, see this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/History/yerba_buena/yerba_buena_index.htm

 

 

 

Entrance to the Lost Room

Blackwater headdress

Six of the 14 jars filled with Huntington mansion artifacts that I found in Huntington Park on Nob Hill in 2015.

For more on the story with photos of the site where they were found, go to:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Newsletters/2015/10.25/Newsletter.html

 

Entrance into the Lost Room

Two of the 14 jars filled with Huntington mansion artifacts that I found in Huntington Park on Nob Hill in 2015.

For more on the story with photos of the site where they were found, go to:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Newsletters/2015/10.25/Newsletter.html

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found,

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/History/yerba_buena/yerba_buena_index.htm

Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found, see photos 434 to 451 on this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Views_III/views_index13.htm

 

 

The wood is from the 1851 Belli Building, the white marble is from the original San Francisco City Hall that was destroyed in 1906.

Gold Rush-era bottles

California Gold Rush artifacts on the day that I found them, and before they were transferred into gallon jars.

To see photos of the site where they were found, see photos 434 to 451 on this page:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Views_III/views_index13.htm

Homage to Sylvia McLaughlin

The attic, where over 600 jars with their headdresses reside.

Again, here is the link to the interview in Gentry.

http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=387596#%7B%22issue_id%22:387596,%22page%22:90%7D

To listen to an audio interview on NPR about the jars and my history of collecting, go to:

http://www.ronhenggeler.com/Newsletters/2015/9.28/Newsletter.html

 

 

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