About the Author

Dixie Fairbanks
Blurbarian Since July 2009
Name Dixie Fairbanks
My Web Site www dixieparkerfairbanks
Location Issaquah, WA USA
Gender Female
My Occupation artist/author
My Bio With BFA, MFA degrees I spent six years as a museum official at Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, while building a painting career. I married potter and former Drake University professor Richard Fairbanks and relocated to his native Washington state in 1966. After his premature death in 1989, I began the effort to preserve his body of ceramic art and teaching archive. In 1990 I began writing to bring attention to his work. Three University of Washington Press books have been published. In 2005 we established the nonprofit foundation in his name with our fourth book "Vessels of the Heart" published in 2009 as our first RF foundation project. Richard's ceramics have been accepted into major museum collections in the US and Finland. His work exhibited widely in this country, Finland and Japan, along with my painting. In the early 2000's, I was invited to join the New York Author's Guild where I maintain a website: wwwdixieparkerfairbanks.com for our books, art and related events.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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Continuing with providing information on my late husband and our art.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Richard Fairbanks 1929-1989 potter/professor. "Once his body of work is closely examined, it becomes clear that Fairbanks is among the most important, if not the most important, potter in the history of the Pacific Northwest. The work of his Northwest and European peers will be briefly examined to test this judgement; but considering his unswerving lifetime devotion to the handmade functional clay object, few artists can match him." Matthew Kangas author, "Richard Fairbanks, American Potter"
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
"Richard Fairbanks, American Potter," author Matthew Kangas, 1993 University of Washington Press. "Essential Passions, Fairbanks-Salmenhaara Letters" author Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, editor Helen Abbott,1999, University of Washington Press. "Silent Sunflowers, A Balkan Memoir" author, Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, 2000, University of Washington Press. "Vessels of the Heart" authors Dixie Parker-Fairbanks and Professor Emeritus Val Cushing, 2009, Richard Fairbanks American Potter Foundation.