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THE MAD POTTER GEORGE E. OHR: ECCENTRIC GENIUS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Greenberg
Author's First Name: 
Jan
Second Author's First Name: 
Sandra
Second Author's Last Name: 
Jordan
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2013

The value of George Ohr’s “art pottery,” as unconventional as he, became recognized fifty years after his death. Vivid narration, photographs, and quotes form Potter’s autobiographical article (1901) present an engaging, well-researched look at an artist and his legacy.

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Meeting Notes for December

Meeting Notes for December 20:

Positive Comments:

  • This unusual character is a man about whom few know.
  • Often readers do not think of pottery as art so this story introduces a new branch of art for young people with its beautiful pottery depicted and described.
  • The backmatter offers information about what to look for in a pot.
  • Ohr’s life shows an artistic personality determined to follow his dreams.
  • The author anticipates what readers will be interested in knowing, and the picture of the hands forming the pot on a wheel answers an elementary question.
  • The use of the fonts and the shape of the fonts in the text look like a pot.
  • That this pottery is so modern is surprising.

Concerns:

  • None stated.