Author: Florence St. George
About the Book:
Sometimes, the smallest things lead to the biggest changes. When struggling with depression and feeling lost after the birth of her daughter, Florence St. George began experimenting with a lump of clay on her kitchen table.
Pot by pot, bowl by bowl, she discovered that as her hands became busier, her mind grew calmer. In just a few years, Florence went from complete beginner to contestant on The Great Pottery Throw Down, learning what clay has to teach along the way: that creativity doesn't have to be expensive, that pottery is the perfect antidote to internet overload and that working with clay can ground you like nothing else. In The Potter's Way, Florence shares her tips on how to get started on your own pottery journey, from hand-building pinch pots to throwing large-scale vessels on the wheel.
This captivating book invites us all to slow down, reflect and experience the transformative power of creativity. 'I have found nothing outside myself that can truly fill the void, but this book demonstrates that pottery is about as close as it gets.' NICK LOVE, film director and writer
About the Author:
Florence St George, also known as Flea, is a British ceramicist who discovered her love of clay after the birth of her daughter when she became ill with postnatal depression. In 2020, Flea became a contestant on The Great Pottery Throwdown. Demand for her work continues and she works with a factory in Portugal to produce limited editions of her designs. In 2021 she collaborated with the jewellery designer Monica Vinader and created an array of delicate stacking dishes for rings.