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Brothers in clay : the story of Georgia folk pottery

Author: John A Burrison
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Brothers in Clay tells the story of Georgia's rich folk pottery tradition--the historical forces that shaped it and the families and individual artisans who continue to keep it alive. This pioneering book marked the first intensive study of a southern state's pottery heritage and the first major examination of a native Georgia art form. Drawing on interviews with practicing potters, John A. Burrison ranges widely in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Burrison
ISBN: 9780820332208 0820332208
OCLC Number: 225873999
Notes: "With a new preface"--Cover.
Description: xxxii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The potter's world: human dimensions of craftsmanship --
An age of hands: the folk potter as artisan --
To put stuff in: the importance of pottery --
Crocks of gold: potting as a business --
Born with clay in our veins: the pottery dynasty --
2. Green glazes and groundhog kilns: profile of a tradition --
Ceramic regionalism: stoneware of the Deep South --
Turning and burning: making pots the folk way --
3. Potsherds of the part: selective statewide survey --
Early history: Georgia's first potters --
Potters on the land: geography of jug-making --
Northern Washington County --
Eastern Crawford County --
Jugtown (Upson/Pike Counties) --
The Atlanta area (Fulton County) --
Northern Paulding County --
Jug Factory (Barrow County) --
Gillsville (Hall/Banks Counties) --
Mossy Creek (White County) --
Respondents --
Checklist of Georgia folk potters.
Responsibility: John A. Burrison.

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Tells the story of Georgia's rich folk pottery tradition - the historical forces that shaped it and the families and individual artisans who continue to keep it alive. This book provides discussions  Read more...

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A fascinating book... A fitting tribute to the Georgia folk pottery movement. - Christian Science Monitor

 
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