Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 7, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on...
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
This book tells the story of Dave, a slave who lived in Edgefield District, South Carolina. Dave was a potter by trade and often included poetry on his work. The illustrations are beautiful, and this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ThisIsNotSophie - LibraryThing
Dave is a potter, an artist, a poet, and a slave. The author describes his process: he mixes the clay until it is just right , throws it, spins it on his potter's wheel, and forms huge, beautiful ... Read full review