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The Mud Pie Dilemma (Hardcover) By John Nance : Book

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The universal dream of doing work you love and earning a living at it forms the heart of this new edition of a book that has become a favorite of many potters. This fresh account of The Mud-Pie Dilemma updates by 25 years the classic story of Tom and Elaine Coleman and their struggles to create a successful, loving marriage and family while master potter Tom seeks to realize his extraordinary potential as a ceramic artist. The first edition of this book ended with them achieving high artistic and critical success, and low financial rewards. This new edition extends their story from 1977 to 2002, from a farmhouse and studio in Canby, Oregon, to a house with swimming pool and studio in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada. A new chapter documents how their lives and work have changed and grown over a quarter-century, and 75 new photographs show the dazzling results. Tom’s work achieves new heights of artistry and recognition, and Elaine emerges as a notable artist in her own right. The Mud-Pie Dilemma also provides inside information about the craft and art of working in clay–including recipes and tips for 40 of Tom’s much-praised glazes.

About the Author
Author John Nance has lived his own mud-pie dilemma as a freelance photojournalist since leaving the Associated Press after ten years service (in Portland, Oregon, New York City, Saigon, Hong Kong, and Manila, where he was AP bureau chief). This is his sixth book, all of which have achieved critical success, but money has not always followed. But he hs lived his dream and been rewarded in many other ways. Nance is hoping that Coleman-like persistency will produce similar successes for him.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 217 pages
  • Publisher: American Ceramic Society; 2nd edition (March 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 1574981692
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.57 pounds

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