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updated fri 12 feb 10


mel jacobson on thu 11 feb 10

I'm hoping to get this on Clayart please?


Thank you for taking some time to look at my 1st book project.
Potters of Japan has been researched and written over the last five years.

The 1968 documentary film Potters of Japan by Richard and Marj Peeler
played a role in the development of my work as a potter.

Today, Potters of Japan is a book that reviews the nine pottery
families. It takes a look at the work of the potters in the film and
a look at the ceramic work of their children and grandchildren.

I have followed the original sequence and format of the film. Color
photographs of their work, kilns, and studios, tells the story. I
have written an introduction and information about pottery in Japan today.

Kickstarter is a chance for you to assist with printing this project.
Interviews are complete. Photographs have been taken. The book has
been typeset. Now, it's your chance to help continue to tell the
story of these pottery families.

Kickstarter is a new way to fund ideas and endeavors. It is a funding
platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists,
inventors, explorers and more. It is a unique all-or-nothing funding
method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

My project is here:


How do I make a pledge?

To make a pledge to a project, click the green "Back This Project"
button on any project page. You will be asked to pick your pledge
amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the
Amazon checkout process. Note that you must finish the Amazon
checkout for your pledge to be completed.

If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged
when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does
not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why
they are called them pledges.

Lots of Kickstarter information here

If you know anyone who can help (family, friends, twitter, or
facebook) please pass this information to them. Printing costs are
very high and my initial goal of $3000.00 is only part of the printing cost=

Thank you, for your donation and help with my book! Now spread the word,

bill geisinger

from: minnetonka, mn
clayart link:
new book: