The Mad Potter

The Mad Potter

George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius

Book - 2013
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"Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling. He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, expressing his creativity and personality through the ceramic sculptures. Eventually he had thousands at his fingertips. He took them to fairs and art shows, but nobody was buying these odd figures from this bizarre man. Eventually he retired, but not without hiding hundreds of his ceramics."--Publishers website.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596438101
159643810X
Characteristics: 53 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jordan, Sandra (Sandra Jane Fairfax)

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