Dave the Potter, Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill illustrated by Bryan Collier

Published on 2017-11-14

So some years ago I was lucky enough to be included in this award winning effort by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier. A children's book about actual factual historic South Carolinian David Drake aka Dave the Slave aka Dave the Potter. Dave who at at a time when black people were enslaved became artisan a potter beyond compare. And to up the ante even more at a time when it was illegal for black people to read Dave would sign the pots he made with poetry and his signature. Now that's resistance!
Unfortunately there are no images of Dave, so guess who got to be the artists model? Yup! That's me on the front cover and the inside and the back cover and...well I'm pretty proud. Now my theatre company NiA is developing an original piece about Dave entitled FIREFLIES: A DAVE THE POTTER STORY. Exciting stuff! Thanks for being a part..