Clay : Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Clay : Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
Author: Amber Creswell Bell
Rating: 4.12
Bestsellers Rate: 73055
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 256
Hours of reading: 4.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 26,25 €

About the book

Once upon a time pottery schools saw an increase in enrolments whenever the film Ghost aired on television. Today it is all year round. Not since the 1970s has there been this level of interest and appreciation for pottery and ceramics. The return to the handmade has been driven by our increasingly digital lives and there are now more makers, sellers and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery is the vehicle that most aptly captures this authenticity. From decorative pieces to the primarily functional to sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the medium, Clay surveys the richly creative output of over 50 studio potters from around the world. It is a celebration of a new generation of artisans working in clay, a snapshot not necessarily of what is happening at elite gallery level, but rather a behind-the-scenes look at the unique and eclectic offerings from small studios around the world.

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'A great introduction, showcasing the work of 50 notable potters that will leave you itching to get behind the potter's wheel in the manner of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze' - Country & Townhouse Magazine 'High quality photography ... a beautiful book to dip into, whether you are a maker or collector' - Ceramic Review 'Potters in the making should rush out and buy this book' - Metro

Amber Creswell Bell Biography

Amber Creswell Bell is a Sydney-based arts, design and lifestyle writer, and curator. With a passion for art, Amber champions emerging and unrepresented artists, curating popular exhibitions both independently and in collaboration with well-established commercial galleries. Her first book, Clay (2016), published by Thames & Hudson, showcases contemporary ceramic artisans from Australia and abroad. Her second book, A Painted Landscape (2018), profiles the diverse work of fifty of Australia's landscape painters. ... Read full biography

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780500500729
ISBN10: 050050072X
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Illustrations: 3 Halftones, duotone; 228 Illustrations, color
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 256
Book Weight: 1140
Book Dimensions: 194x254x27.94
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Publication date: Feb. 21, 2017
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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