The Pot That Juan Built

By Bookbird

A lively lesson in innovative reporting of factual material, this is a multigenre celebration of a renowned Mexican potter, enlivened with vibrant paintings evocative of his Mata Ortiz village. A testimony to careful craftsmanship and indomitable spirit, potter Quezada’s life and work is related for old or young in prose and in poetry using the story format of “This Is The House that Jack Built.” An illustrated expository at the end of the book provides the history of the ancient Casas Grandes civilization and the stunning pots Quezada creates using their traditional methods.