The English potter Michael Cardew, who exerted a formative influence on the development of 20th century pottery, records his progress as a potter and the development of his artistic philosophy in this autobiography, which includes an account of his achievements with West African pottery.
The beginnings; are you going to make new shapes?; what do you make of that?; the Leach pottery, St Ives; diversions; distractions; looking for a pottery; Winchcombe; who makes these wonderful things?; Mariel; industrial pottery; big pots; looking to Cornwall; Wenford Bridge; to a foreign shore; Achimota; the West African Institute; home leave; shattered dreams; Vume; the sun in Africa; disturbances; back in England. Appendices: on art in West Africa; Achimota College and the West African Institute.
A Pioneer Potter by Michael Cardew
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