Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition (Chapel Hill Books)

Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition (Chapel Hill Books)

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Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition (Chapel Hill Books)
Paperback – August 12, 1994
by Nancy Sweezy (Author)
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Raised in Clay is a remarkable portrait of pottery making in the South, one of the oldest and richest craft traditions in America. Focusing on more than thirty potters in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, and Kentucky, Nancy Sweezy tells how families preserve and practice the traditional art of pottery making today.

First published in 1984, Sweezy's book documents the last generation of potters to have direct contact with preindustrial pottery traditions. It portrays the personalities of the potters, treating this aspect as carefully as the traditions themselves, and discusses various types of wheels, glazes, and kilns and each potter's specialty pieces. Photographs and line drawings showing potters, their potteries and equipment, examples of finished work, and step-by-step works in progress enhance the text. Sweezy's introductory chapter provides a superb history of southern pottery making. For this edition, she has added a new afterword on recent changes in the potting scene.

Review
A book with enough heart and soul to be worthy of the people [Sweezy] writes about.--Charles Counts, American Craft



Most of these artists were brought up learning the craft, and their reminiscences and professional observations illuminate every page.--Booklist

From the Back Cover
Raised in Clay is a remarkable portrait of pottery making in the one of the oldest and richest craft traditions in America. Focusing on more than thirty potters in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, and Kentucky, Nancy Sweezy tells how families preserve and practice the traditional art of pottery making today. First published in 1984, Sweezy's book documents the last generation of potters to have direct contact with preindustrial pottery traditions. It portrays the personalities of the potters, treating this aspect as carefully as the traditions themselves, and discusses various types of wheels, glazes, and kilns and each potter's specialty pieces. Line drawings and photographs showing potters, their potteries and equipment, examples of finished work, and step-by-step works in progress enhance the text. Sweeny's introductory chapter provides a superb history of southern pottery making. For this edition, she has added a new afterword on recent changes in the potting scene.


Product details
Series: Chapel Hill Books
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st edition (August 12, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0807844810
ISBN-13: 978-0807844816
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

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