Saturday, March 17, 2007
We're always so happy to see what our potters (and everyone else, for that matter) are up to. While looking for a bio on Ronald Larsen of Crary Mills, I stumbled on this book.
Here's what I found:
"In a celebration of the functional and the handmade, potter Ronald Larsen has gathered an engaging collection of essays, stories, poems, and observations by a wide range of potters, writers, philosophers, and other artisans, exploring the history, aesthetics, and philosophy behind making pots--or anything else--by hand. "
Includes, among others, the writings of:
Marguerite Wildenhain--A Potter's Philosophy
Octavio Paz--Use and Contemplation
Lafcadio Hearn--The Tale of the Porcelain-God
John Updike--From the Journal of a Leper
Jamake Highwater--Illusions of Originality
Wallace Stevens--Anecdote of the Jar
Bernard Leach--The Potter's Challenge