BiblioPotter reviews Janna Malamud Smith’s An Absorbing Errand


Are we crazy to make bowls and cups and platters by hand when large corporate factories can produce them more quickly and cheaply? Is it insanity to spend years mastering a craft when other career options require less training and pay more?

In An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsman Make Their Way, psychoanalyst Janna Malmud Smith (Bernard Malmud’s daughter) does not offer the answers to these questions per se, but she does delve deeply into the minds and working processes of artists and craftspeople.

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