Turners & Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina

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University of North Carolina Press, 1986 - Art - 450 pages
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This richly illustrated portrait of North Carolina's pottery traditions tells the story of the generations of 'tuners and burners' whose creation are much admired for their strength and beauty. The first comprehensive ceramic history for the state, this book examines the largely vanished world of folk potters and the continuing achievements of their descendants.

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A really good book on the evolution and craftmanship of NC pottery. I was lucky enough to meet Burlon Craig and appreciate his influence on a generation of artists. We've referenced this many times ... Read full review


The Age of Earthenware
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Charles G. (Terry) Zug III is professor emeritus of folklore and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of "Five North Carolina Folk Artists" and "The Traditional Pottery of North Carolina" and coeditor of "Arts in Earnest: North Carolina Floklife".

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