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The Mud-Pie Dilemma: A Master Potters Struggle to Make Art and Ends Meet John J. Nance

The Mud-Pie Dilemma: A Master Potters Struggle to Make Art and Ends Meet

John J. Nance

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ISBN : 9781574981698
Paperback
299 pages
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The universal dream of doing work you love and earning a living at it forms the heart of this new edition of a book that has become a favorite of many potters. This fresh account updates by 25 years the classic story of Tom and Elaine Coleman andMoreThe universal dream of doing work you love and earning a living at it forms the heart of this new edition of a book that has become a favorite of many potters. This fresh account updates by 25 years the classic story of Tom and Elaine Coleman and their struggles to create a successful, loving marriage and family while master potter Tom seeks to realize his extraordinary potential as a ceramic artist. The first edition of this book ended with them achieving high artistic and critical success, and low financial rewards. This new edition extends their story from 1977 to 2002, from a farmhouse and studio in Canby, Oregon, to a house with a swimming pool and studio in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada. A new chapter documents how their lives and work have changed and grown over a quarter-century, and 75 new photographs show the dazzling results. Toms work achieves new heights of artistry and recognition, and Elaine emerges as a notable artist in her own right. The Mud-Pie Dilemma also provides inside information about the craft and art of working in clay--including recipes and tips for 40 of Toms much-praised glazes.