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Moroccan Ceramics Book Talk with David Packer
September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join Greenwich House Pottery and David Packer to learn about Moroccan ceramics. Packer will give a talk about his recently published book, “The Earth has Three Colors.”
The first full-length publication to provide a comprehensive overview of Moroccan ceramics, “The Earth has Three Colors,” traces its history from the rural domestic pottery of the indigenous peoples that inhabit the Rif Mountains, through 20th century Modernism, to the contemporary art of Marrakech. The three sections of the book center on the three different clay colors used in Morocco: indigenous red, traditional gray, and industrial white. This hardbound edition, with ten chapters, written in English with a French translation, is published for historians, collectors, ceramists and travelers: this invaluable survey brings the fascinating and previously hidden history of Moroccan ceramics into the international spotlight for the first time.
David Packer is a New York based artist who often works with ceramics; he was born in England and has lived in the United States since 1983. Packer’s fascination with Moroccan ceramics and the desire to write a book began in Fez in 2011, when he was a Fulbright scholar.
– 272 pages, 9” x 12” hardback with jacket
– Over 200 color photographs and 6 hand drawn maps by the author
– Full color end sheets by artist Margaret Lanzetta
– Published by Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, CA
– Available September 2019
This event is free and open to the public.