By My Hands: A Potter’s Apprenticeship (Hardback)Florian Gadsby (author)
Social media's favourite potter opens up about his life, his craft and his worldview in this beguiling and beautifully presented memoir-cum-coffee table book.
'Every page made me wish I was a potter' Nigel Slater
Florian Gadsby has devoted his life to pottery, refining his technique towards the point of perfection - and as his skill has grown, so has his social media following, which today numbers in the millions. Based at a studio in North London, he releases three new collections per year, characterized by simple forms and sharp edges, which sell out in a matter of minutes.
In By My Hands, Florian tells the story of his artistic awakening, his education in England, Ireland and Japan, and of the sheer discipline which has led him to become the cultural sensation he is today. Arguing for the value in dedicating yourself to a craft, Florian weaves anecdotes about particular pots and processes into the narrative of his life, exploring what he has learnt from specific pieces he was taught to throw during his apprenticeships and how they have informed his philosophy and approach to his work.
By My Hands is an ode to the beauty of small things, such as a simple hand-thrown mug or bowl, which can brighten life's daily rituals and make them more meaningful - as well as an inspiring testament to the power of perseverance.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1046 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 38 mm
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“Interesting and engaging”
I found this book unexpectedly absorbing and finished it in a few days. I liked the way the book was divided by the different periods of apprenticeship and training that Florian completed and the detail that he goes... More
“Dedicated to the joy of craft, loved it!”
Potter Florian Gadsby is known to for his calm, precise step by step-by-step pottery tutorials online and appearance as a guest judge on the Great Pottery Throw down.
Potters often guard their glaze recipes like... More
“Four hundred pages of pottery passion. It’s been a privilege to read.”
‘By My Hands’ fell into my hands by accident. I spied it in the local library whilst collecting a book about pottery techniques . Oh boy I am so grateful it did , it’s a beautiful read.
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