Clay Times Three: The Tale of Three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries

Clay Times Three: The Tale of Three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries

by Kathy M. McKimmie
     
 

Among the many Indiana artists who have settled in Brown County, the potters of Nashville make up a distinctive group. Clay Times Three showcases industrious potters, decorators, and shop owners who have made their living in the area. Focusing on three potteries—Brown County Pottery, Martz Potteries, and Brown County Hills Pottery—the book presents local

Overview

Among the many Indiana artists who have settled in Brown County, the potters of Nashville make up a distinctive group. Clay Times Three showcases industrious potters, decorators, and shop owners who have made their living in the area. Focusing on three potteries—Brown County Pottery, Martz Potteries, and Brown County Hills Pottery—the book presents local artists and their work from the Great Depression to the 1980s. Among the artists featured are Karl Martz, Becky Brown Martz, Helen and Walter Griffiths, and Claude Graham. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs of individual pieces, including historical images by famed Nashville photographer Frank Hohenberger. Pottery collectors everywhere will relish this delightful volume.

Indiana University Press

Editorial Reviews

The Herald-Times
"This is a book that will encourage those who have purchased local pottery to investigate the provenance... a book antiques dealers and collectors... will want to own." —Dawn Hewitt, The Herald-Times

— Dawn Hewitt

Journal of Folklore Research
"Represents an important first step in chronicling the rich pottery traditions of Brown County, Indiana.... This book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Brown County history, American pottery, and the arts and crafts of Indiana." —Jon Kay, Journal of Folklore Research

— Jon Kay

ForeWord Reviews

"This visual record book would be a welcome addition to collections featuring ceramic art, studio experience, and the business of collecting ceramics." —ForeWord Reviews, January/February 2011

Indiana Magazine of History

"Clay Times Three is a guide for collectors seeking to identify wares created at the potteries, either by date or by maker. McKimmie's research, however, goes beyond pure identification and gives the reader an intimate look into the lives and times of those involved in the area's pottery craft." —Indiana Magazine of History

The Herald-Times - Dawn Hewitt

"This is a book that will encourage those who have purchased local pottery to investigate the provenance... a book antiques dealers and collectors... will want to own." —Dawn Hewitt, The Herald-Times

Journal of Folklore Research - Jon Kay

"Represents an important first step in chronicling the rich pottery traditions of Brown County, Indiana.... This book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Brown County history, American pottery, and the arts and crafts of Indiana." —Jon Kay, Journal of Folklore Research

From the Publisher
"Clay Times Three is a guide for collectors seeking to identify wares created at the potteries, either by date or by maker. McKimmie's research, however, goes beyond pure identification and gives the reader an intimate look into the lives and times of those involved in the area's pottery craft." —Indiana Magazine of History

"This visual record book would be a welcome addition to collections featuring ceramic art, studio experience, and the business of collecting ceramics." —ForeWord Reviews, January/February 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253355898
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kathy M. McKimmie is a freelance editor, writer, and columnist for Antique Week.

Indiana University Press

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