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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-938-5
ISBN 10: 1-55017-938-1
284 colour and 45 B&W photographs
7.25 x 11.75 - 240 pp
September 2020
CAD$44.95 • USD$

My Life as a Potter

Stories and Techniques

Acclaimed potter Mary Fox, known for creating stunning gravity-defying decorative vessels as well as contemporary functional ware, tells the story of her life as an artist.

Book Description

A gorgeous full-colour coffee table book celebrating the art of one of BC’s finest potters, My Life as a Potter recounts Mary Fox’s long journey to the peak of her craft. Part memoir, part coming-of-age story and part handbook for ceramicists, Fox’s narrative expresses the passion she feels for her work and the joy she has found in living the life of a studio potter.

A potter since the early 1970s, Fox is recognized for creating exquisite forms and distinctive textured glazes. She has shown her works internationally and at galleries across Canada. In this book she shares her plans to leave behind a legacy of support and mentorship for young artists, in the form of an artist-in-residence program steered by the Mary Fox Legacy Project Society. Royalties from this book will benefit the project.

Readers with an interest in the technical aspect of Fox’s work will especially appreciate the richly illustrated chapters on technique and artistic process. This book is for anyone who has ever been curious about the life of a professional potter, anyone hoping to become a potter themselves and anyone who believes that art has the power to guide us through life’s myriad challenges and hardships.