The Potter's Eye - Autographed copy
The Potter's Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery
By Mark Hewitt and Nancy Sweezy
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Classic North Carolina stoneware pots--with their rich textures, monochromatic glazes, and minimal decoration--belong to one of America's most revered stoneware pottery traditions. In a lavishly illustrated celebration of that tradition, Mark Hewitt and Nancy Sweezy trace the history of North Carolina pottery from the nineteenth century to the present day. They demonstrate the intriguing historic and aesthetic relationships that link pots produced in North Carolina to pottery traditions in Europe and Asia, in New England, and in the neighboring state of South Carolina.
With hundreds of color photographs highlighting the shapes and surfaces of carefully selected pots, The Potter's Eye honors the keen focus vernacular potters bring to their materials, tools, techniques, and history. It is an evocative guide for anyone interested in the art of North Carolina pottery and the aesthetic majesty of this resilient and long-standing tradition.
Published for the North Carolina Museum of Art
296 pp., 9 x 11, 235 color illus., 1 map, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8078-2992-9
Published: October 2005