Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition by Nancy Sweezy

Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition by Nancy Sweezy

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Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition

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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.

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SKU GOR007110263
Title Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition
Author By (author) Nancy Sweezy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The University of North Carolina Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 284
ISBN 10 0807844810
ISBN 13 9780807844816
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007110263
Title Raised in Clay: The Southern Pottery Tradition
Author By (author) Nancy Sweezy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The University of North Carolina Press
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 284
ISBN 10 0807844810
ISBN 13 9780807844816
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.