The Book of Mick: A Collaboration

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This creative work was originally published as:

Rye, O., Blonder, I., Hoffman, N., Davies, T., Mansfield, N., Manfield, B., … Drysdale, R. (2017). The book of Mick: A collaboration. Noosa Heads, Australia: Duck Books.

ISBN: 978-0-9808186-8-0


190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)| 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified


Eighteen international ceramic authors were approached to be involved in this collaborative novel, exploring the history of wood firing in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States. It was published as part of the proceedings of the Smoke on the Water 2017 Australian Woodfired Ceramics Conference, Cooroy, Queensland, Australia.

The Book of Mick utilises the creative medium of the novel to explore the unique experiences of Australian woodfired ceramics, along with the associated educational, cultural, governmental and personal experiences that have shaped the development of this art form over the last 50 years.


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Staff and Students of Avondale College may access The Book of Mick from Avondale College Library (829.4 B724).

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