Jess McKenzie on mon 18 jan 10
"... Several years ago, I took a poll of what was on
the bookshelves of clayart members. After receiving
a goodly number of responses (I believe somewhere in
excess of 100), I ranked the books by popularity (and
assumed usefulness to said members). This
bibliography, sorted several ways, is still available
for download from my clayart page (
www.jamesfreemanstudio.com/clayart) should anyone
desire a copy. ..."
James, please also consider the book by Susan
Peterson (with sister, Jan), "The Craft and Art of
Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook." The book's
best features, we think, are photos and references to
some of the greats (e.g., Hamada) and very nice
discussions on glazing, including the only discussion
we've seen on fusion buttons.
We'd have missed it, except for Bill Merrill's
~joan worley and jess mckenzie
in Sequim, WA
James Freeman on mon 18 jan 10
Joan and Jess...
Actually, that book is already in the bibliography. It is ranked 16th, and
is owned by over 17% of the respondents.
If folks who did not provide their list the first time around wish to send
it now, I may at some point update the bibliography (it was a monstrous
amount of work). If anyone wishes to do so, please send it to me off list.
Remember, this is the list of what is actually on your bookshelf. The
theory was that those books we thought enough of to actually trade our
hard-earned shekels for are the "best", at least in our own opinion. The
more people vote it best (with their dollars), the more important the book.
Again, for those who want a copy, the bibliography is available for downloa=
on my clayart page (www.jamesfreemanstudio.com/clayart). There are two
versions, one abecedarian by author, the other sorted by popularity ranking=
All the best.
"All I say is by way of discourse, and nothing by way of advice. I should
not speak so boldly if it were my due to be believed."
-Michel de Montaigne
On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:52 AM, wrote:
> James, please also consider the book by Susan
> Peterson (with sister, Jan), "The Craft and Art of
> Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook." The book's
> best features, we think, are photos and references to
> some of the greats (e.g., Hamada) and very nice
> discussions on glazing, including the only discussion
> we've seen on fusion buttons.
> We'd have missed it, except for Bill Merrill's