Fire and Clay: The Art of Oaxacan Pottery
Fire and Clay pays homage to the wisdom of potters and a journey into the depths of the ancient trade of pottery. Through beautiful imagery and prose, the book explains the wisdom of artisanal design and pottery’s important economical, social, and identity-based roles. The book approaches pottery from a design perspective, touching on themes such as diversity in form, social contexts, functionality, techniques, and the challenges presented by modern times. With a prologue by master ceramic artist, Gustavo Pérez, and photos by Paris Barrera. Includes a detailed guide to visit the 70 pottery villages presented in the book, complete with maps and directions. 236 pages.