Material

Making and the Art of Transformation

An important book, brimming with insight. Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer



Material is generous, wise, fascinating and fundamentally humane. Dan Richards, author of Outpost



Throwing a pot. Les mer
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An important book, brimming with insight. Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer



Material is generous, wise, fascinating and fundamentally humane. Dan Richards, author of Outpost



Throwing a pot. Building a bench. Sewing clothes. Creating a linocut illustration. Carving a spoon. What does it mean to make things with your hands in a digital age full of mass market, disposable items?



Through beautifully-crafted writing filled with memorable makers, landscapes, stories and scenery, Material is a rich celebration of what it means to imagine and create. Nick Kary champions the voices of artisans across the English landscape, from potters to woodworkers, and reminds us of the rich vein of knowledge and skills that defines our common human heritage.



Much in the vein of bestselling authors Lars Mytting, Robert Macfarlane and Barn the Spoon, craftsman Nick Kary explores what it means to be a maker, where the fluid creative act becomes manufacturing, and what it means to create in a world where consumers are disconnected from the creative and material process. He tells the stories of craftspeople, asking them why they make, and the challenge of making a living out of a practice that was once a necessity; and underlying his visits to meet fellow makers are the author's own reflections about what and who influenced him to value and make using materials from the earth for the past forty years.



Perfect for fans ranging from Countryfile to Norwegian Wood, Material is a rich, inspiring read for woodworkers, potters, craftspeople, bibliophiles and anyone who enjoys working with their hands.

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Nick Kary has spent a lifetime making, teaching, and writing. Over the past 35 years he has developed his skill set as a craftsman and designer of fine furniture from workshops in London, Mexico and Devon, for clients including Terence Conran, Madonna and Elton John. An associate lecturer at Plymouth University and Schumacher College, Nick also teaches furniture making from his own workshops at The Brake, the home and creative centre he established with his wife Dolly, outside Totnes, England. It is here that he can practice his passion for helping others find another way of 'thinking through their hands'.