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Vessels: A Conversation in Porcelain and Poetry

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Vessels: A Conversation in Porcelain and Poetry

Porcelain by Jennifer McCurdy , Poetry by Wendy Mulhern

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This is the first book to showcase the work of acclaimed ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy. Collectors and art enthusiasts will be delighted to gaze at these luminescent forms, lyrically accompanied by the poetry of Jennifer’s sister, Wendy Mulhern. Dozens of color photographs, plus a section on evolution and process that’s illustrated with forty-five color images, clearly show the depth and brilliance of Jennifer’s work. In this collaboration Jennifer and Wendy celebrate art and how it holds things that can’t be contained in any other way. These vessels, of porcelain and poetry, resonate with each other, engaging an intimate conversation. The evolution and process section provides insight into both the internal process of artistry and the physical and temporal dedication essential to bringing forth a life’s body of work.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ | 142 color images | 200 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353130 | Binding: hard cover

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Acclaimed ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy has work in the permanent exhibits at The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, and many others. She works in wheel-thrown fine porcelain, altered, carved, and fired to cone 10, where the porcelain becomes non-porous and translucent. In her unique approach, developed and continually refined over the years, she explores the dynamic structural forces that allow her to create vessels which, in their increasing delicacy, ever more clearly display the laws that hold them together.

Poet Wendy Mulhern (Jennifer’s sister) has authored and designed eight books of poetry, five of which she also illustrated. She writes a poem a day, which she posts at wendymulhern.com.