A Potter

A Potter

by Douglas Florian

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-- A pleasant, very basic introduction to the process of making ceramics-- mostly on the wheel--including glazing and firing the pieces. The text is simple, but the watercolor illustrations provide a lot of information. There are also some omissions or oversimplifications. In only one of nine illustrations of the throwing of pots is there anything that could charitably be construed as a water container by the potter's side. There are no stilts in the kiln to hold up the too-thin shelves, which appear to be magically suspended or imbedded into the walls. There are no signs of a fuel source for it or of a supply of raw materials. The firing process is vaguely referred to, but flames are pictured after the now-colorful finished pots are taken from the kiln (its door is never shown closed). The rhyming text at the end of the book is rather nice and provides a sense of an overview. Gail Gibbons's The Pottery Place (HBJ, 1987) presents much more information with greater accuracy. Florian's book is an additional title for large collections. --Marilyn Iarusso, New York Public Library

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