"Life in the Studio" by Frances Palmer
What makes a creative life? For an artist like Frances Palmer, it’s knitting all of your passions—all of your creativity—into the whole of life. A renowned potter, entrepreneur, gardener, photographer, cook, and beekeeper, Palmer has inspired the people who collect and use her ceramics as well as designers and 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 breathtakingly 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—the value to be found in collaboration, 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 of her most tried-and-true recipes.
A marvelous portrait of a unique artist and a singularly generous manual on how to live a creative life.
Hardcover, 10 1/4" x 81/4", 256 pages