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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.

DAVE THE POTTER: ARTIST, POET, SLAVE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Bryan
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Collier
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2010

Dave, a nineteenth-century slave, made beautiful clay pots, on which he often inscribed poems.  The simple prose and earth-toned watercolor and collage illustrations lovingly evoke his strong hands, his care, his craft, and some hidden secrets for readers to discover.

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