Talking with the Turners: Conversations with Southern Folk Potters

Talking with the Turners: Conversations with Southern Folk Potters

by Charles R. Mack
     
 

Traveling the back roads of North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, Charles R. Mack spent the summer of 1981 talking with the potters who produced the face jugs, mugs, and plates that had skyrocketed in popularity in the late 1970s and collecting examples of their wares. He was, in effect, taking the pulse of a southern folkway

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Traveling the back roads of North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, Charles R. Mack spent the summer of 1981 talking with the potters who produced the face jugs, mugs, and plates that had skyrocketed in popularity in the late 1970s and collecting examples of their wares. He was, in effect, taking the pulse of a southern folkway on the brink of transition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570036002
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Charles G. Zug II
"Talking with the Turners offers fresh insights into an established folk art tradition. Mack's book is distinctive in that he covers a broad geographical range of southern potters, including states and artists neglected in other studies, and his interviews were conducted at the time when the southern pottery craze really took off."
author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina

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