Friday, August 9, 2013
THE MAD POTTER: GEORGE E. OHR, ECCENTIC GENIUS by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Roaring Brook Press, October 2013.
George Ohr's incredible creations were hidden from sight for years. Greenberg and Jordan trace his path to the potter's wheel, a device that freed his creative spirit to experiment with form and design. Ohr took his creations to fairs and local shows and sold them by hand. He invited visitors to his studio inside to see more of the pots and sculptures. Many more became "lost" when Ohr retired from pottry. Now, a new generation can see how form and function and design were pushed to the limits by this more than a little eccentric artist.