Friday, February 24, 2012

Unknown Birthday: Dave the Potter

Dave the Potter, artist, poet, slave
c. 1880s

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Little Brown, 2010)

A lyrical portrayal of the artistic process of Dave, who handcrafted beautiful jars from clay and sometimes wrote poems on them.

To see examples of Dave's work and learn more about him, visit Dave the Potter, hosted by the University of South Carolina.