Life in the Studio
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To step into potter Frances Palmer’s world is to be surrounded by the trappings of a life that has been intentionally—and painstakingly—built to maximize creativity.
Starred Review of Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity
by Barbara Jacobs, in Booklist
"This very intimate portrait of a potter, gardener, photographer, and entrepreneur is guaranteed to, as its title insists, inspire. Connecticut artisan Palmer bequeaths readers with lessons learned over 30-plus years, whether they're couched in generalities (perseverance is key) or on the specifics of her multi-faceted work (clay has personality, the allure of glazes, the steps of throwing a pot, among others)...."
After 30 years as an artist and entrepreneur, Palmer has learned how to cultivate a life that brings out her best. Those years have been at once rewarding and challenging, fruitful and fraught, and through it all, she has discovered the things that matter most: determination, routine, prioritization, perseverance, and perspective. She has distilled these hard-won lessons, and more, into her debut book, a manual for current and aspiring creatives.