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MUIR (Ann). Harvesting Colour: The Year in a Marbler's Workshop. With an Introduction by Barry McKay.1999

Oldham: Incline Press, Small 4to (288 x 208 mm), 96pp., limited to 250 copies, this being number eighteen of 25 special copies, each with a unique ebru frontispiece (three birds) and a matching binding, signed and numbered by the author, 12 actual examples of marbled paper, each are 9 inches tall and unfold to 20 inches (an unusually large sheet to display the beautiful detail of each design), half buckram, marbled boards, uncut, with a matching slip-case. Ann Muir's book begins in January, as she starts a new year in her marbling workshop in St. Algar's Farmyard. As she leads us through a year of her working life, she also retraces her career, sharing the ups and downs of her fifteen years as a marbler. Harvesting Colour shows that as well as being a craft worker with the skill to be in the front ranks of her chosen profession, Ann Muir was also a writer of wit and charm, a sensitive interpreter of her enviroment. Tipped-in is the original prospectus and a note from the publisher "I've sent you one of the three 'birds' that Ann Muir made for the specials - most of the others were the usual 'flowers' that are made in ebru, but I think the birds are quite amazing and by far the most unusual work in the media that I have ever seen...."

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