SPOKEN THROUGH CLAY Native Pottery of the Southwest
The Eric S. Dobkin Collection
By Charles S. King - This copy is autographed by the author.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe
Highlights from the Eric S. Dobkin Collection
“Spoken Through Clay includes nearly three hundred pottery vessels covering a wide range of contemporary artists and a few important historic pieces. This book includes portraits and voices of renowned Native artists—the majority of which are Pueblo—speaking about their artistry and technique, families, culture, and traditions. Dynamic color photography captures the depth and dimension of the pieces, while the artists provide an illuminating perspective through narrative captions. Artists, academics, collectors, family members, and gallerists add additional insight about the lives, historical context, and importance of these potters and their work.
“The Dobkin collection has a unique and distinctive focus on the aesthetic of the vessel, specifically on design, form and scale. This book and collection are part of a transitional process of looking to the clay and the potter’s voice, but also empowering the pottery to stand on the merit of its artistic integrity.”
Foreword: The Collector’s Voice Eric S. Dobkin
Preface: Creating This Book Charles King
Tempered by Time: Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Peter Held
Voices in Clay Charles King