Clay : Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
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.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 194 x 254 x 27.94mm | 1,160g
- 21 Feb 2017
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 3 Halftones, duotone; 228 Illustrations, color
'Potters in the making should rush out and buy this book' - Metro 'High quality photography ... a beautiful book to dip into, whether you are a maker or collector' - Ceramic Review '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
About Amber Creswell Bell
Amber Creswell Bell is an arts, design and lifestyle writer and creative curator. She writes for Australia's most popular design blog The Design Files.