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Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio Hardcover – August 25, 2009
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Most collectors of folk art and ceramics want to know the provenance of the items which have inspired their passion, but often they can find nothing about the artisan behind the treasured piece. Frost has ensured that this will never be the case when it comes to San Jose pottery. In addition, she also explores the linkages the Texan potteries had with tile makers from both California and Mexico.
This book is beautifully designed and presents vivid photographs of a wide variety of tiles and other objects produced by the various workshops. In addition, extensive historical and documentary materials (including sketches, drawings, old photographs and pages from old catalogs) are included. Collectors have a treasure trove of material to use in assessing their present collections or as they plan their next acquisition.
Through the author's excellent narrative, the people behind the potteries come alive. Thus, the founder of three potteries (Mexican Arts and Crafts, San Jose Potteries, and Mission Crafts), Ethel Wilson Harris, artist Fernando Ramos and the others profiled in Frost's splendid work, will never fade into obscurity, as have other skilled crafts people who did not have the benefit of scholarship such as Frost's.
This book is a real treat on many levels. It is a visual feast, an excellent resource book -- and a great read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ms. Frost has done a wonderful job of capturing the history and beauty of an artistic and entrepreneurial treasure from Southeast Texas.Published 2 months ago by Betsy H. Lane
The book was a gift to a neighbor. Her picture was in it, and she was very happy to have it.Published 13 months ago by LarryC
Susan Frost's book is beautiful, a real gem for collectors and those interested in this type of whimsical tile work. Excellent research.Published on August 27, 2011 by Terry Gay Puckett