"Life in the Studio" by Frances Palmer
What makes a creative life? For an artist like Frances Palmer, it’s combining all of your passions into a singular life. A renowned potter, gardener, photographer, cook, and beekeeper, Palmer has inspired ceramics collectors, as design lovers, writers, and fellow artists, all of who marvel at her example.
Life in the Studio is as beautiful and unexpected as Palmer’s pottery, as colorful as her celebrated dahlias, as intimate as the dinners she hosts in her studio for friends and family. There are insights into making pots—the importance of centering, the discovery that clay has a memory. Strategies for how to turn a passion into a business, what it means to persevere, how to develop and stick to a routine that will sustain both enthusiasm and productivity. There are also step-by-step instructions for throwing her beloved Sabine pot, growing dahlias, building an opulent flower arrangement. Even some tried-and-true recipes.
A marvelous portrait of a unique artist and a generous manual on how to live a creative life.
Hardcover, 10 1/4" x 81/4", 256 pages