"Remarkably complete in its coverage . . . Burrison combines interviews with historic evidence to write a flowing narrative spiced with brilliant photographs and effective illustrations."
"A fascinating book—a sort of living history . . . This book is a fitting tribute to the Georgia folk pottery movement."
"The first extensive study of a once-prominent part of the state's culture."
"Burrison's beautiful book . . . [is] more than an ordinary history; it is a complete study in folklife and material culture."
"[An] exhaustive study of Georgia's pottery dynasties."
"Combines the popular appeal of a Foxfire volume with the painstaking academic care of the scholarly monograph."
"A pioneering work . . . Burrison has provided a remarkably rich and full homage to some 400 Georgia potters. Above all, he has delineated a true, living craft."
“This book is not only the best study of American stoneware pottery now available but also a fine model for the presentation and analysis of hand-based technologies. Lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs (many of them historical) and color plates, the book is a delight to the eye.”
“A distinguished contribution to American ceramic history and a tribute to the forgotten folk potters of Georgia.”
Burrison's new preface summarizes the past decade of southern folk pottery, including archaeological discoveries, museum exhibits, the appearance of important new books, and the deaths of such iconic figures as Lanier Meaders.
Read more about folk pottery at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
List price: $37.95
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