Creation Out of Clay

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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This lovely book presents essays and recent works in porcelain by Brother Thomas Bezanson, praised as "one of the greatest artists in the Western pottery world" by well-known Japanese ceramicist Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Brother Thomas explores his faith and the process of creation side by side with illustrations of the celebrated porcelain vases, plates, and tea bowls that are his life's work.

The book also contains a nineteen-page photo essay on Brother Thomas at work in his studio by Bill Aron of Los Angeles, an introduction by Joan Chittister, and an illustrated index of the works of Brother Thomas now held in more than fifty museum collections around the world.

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Publisher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Published on
Aug 27, 1999
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9780802838704
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Individual Artists / General
Art / Sculpture & Installation
Art / Subjects & Themes / Religious
Crafts & Hobbies / Pottery & Ceramics
Religion / Monasticism
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