Most popular Ceramic arts, pottery, glass books
The most popular Ceramic arts, pottery, glass books currently available. Updated weekly.
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
This guide provides a short introduction to glazes with basic instructions on making your own, followed by a comprehensive collection of glaze recipes, covering a wide range of temperatures and variations. The book should be of use to any potter or ceramicist.
Showcases the work of over fifty of the world's most creative ceramicists and offers insights into their working methods.
** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **"Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first"A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white.
Nearly all glass makers (unless they are blowing glass) need mouldswhich can go in the kiln, as part of the process of creating theirwork. This book will introduce all the mould-making techniques for castingglass, with detailed information on materials, recipes for mould mixes,methods and applications.
Collects the breadth and range of ceramic techniques. This title includes a guide to forming techniques, from pinch, coil, slab and wheel to mold-making, slip casting and extrusion, with sections on slip decoration, embossing and glazing, glaze recipes and applications.
Every inch of Grayson's childhood bedroom was covered with pictures of aeroplanes, and every surface with models. But as Grayson enters art college and discovers the world of London squats and New Romanticism, he starts to find himself.
A stunning gardening book full of inspiration, tips and advice
An indispensable mosaic compendium, packed with everything you need to know.
Lustre is a very tricky technique which gives stunning results, but can be quite difficult toachieve successfully. This handbook aims to explain and simplify the process, with thorough coverage of all the options.
An exclusive tour of one of the most diverse and high-quality collections of Scottish Wemyss Ware.
* Includes examples of work by internationally acclaimed potters. * Full of practical advice to take your pottery to the next level. * Written by a practising professional potter.
A reference for all ceramic artists and designers, packed with information and glaze recipes. Each of the glazes is reproduced pictorially so that readers can see the colour and surface responses it has to offer, and each is accompanied by a brief description, the firing range, and suggested uses.
A biography of Lucie Rie (1902-1995), one of the twentieth century's most celebrated and iconic potters. It follows Rie's life and artistic development from her birth into the Austria of the Habsburgs to her studies at the progressive Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and her years in Britain following her escape in 1938 from Nazi-controlled Austria.
The first volume to focus exclusively on Tiffany's renowned ecclesiastical windows, and the ideas and stories behind them.
This exciting publication is a much needed addition to this field ofwork. It will feature fantastic works by important ceramic artistsworking within the realm of the human form.
The stories you've never heard behind the objects that feel like home
A biographical study of the Victorian church artist Charles Eamer Kempe and his considerable influence on church decoration worldwide.
Tiffany was highly skilled in jewellery design, ceramics, enamels, and metalwork but he is best known for his beautiful stained-glass designs. Using opalescent glass in a variety of colours and textures, he created a stunning range of jewel-like Art Nouveau works, many of them presented here in this luxurious volume.
Bernard Leach (1887-1979) is generally reckoned to be the 'father of British studio pottery. In this title, he communicates his deeply-held convictions, through an account of the standards and materials essential to English slipware, stoneware, Japanese raku and Oriental porcelain.
Saints and Spectacle explains, for the first time, how the spectacurlar gold ground mosaics of the Middle Byzantine period were likely conceived. Through a recreation of the circumstances of this time, Saints and Spectacle brings the Middle Byzantine church to life as the witness to a compelling and fascinating drama.
The radiant and beloved masterworks of leaded glass from the Gilded Age.
The book is for archaeologists interested in the adaptations and social lives of people in the prehistoric Circumpolar North. It is also targeted at archaeologists and historians interested in the history of technologies, specifically pottery cooking technologies, and the motivations and obstacles that lay behind their adoption into new regions.
A comprehensive overview of raku, covering the history, clay types and firing of raku, as well as the glazes, techniques and reduction processes. This title also looks at the development of raku, and at changes in the way it is perceived.
What is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? How did Greek vases get their distinctive black and orange colours? This volume offers definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications.
A guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, it is suitable for bead obsessives and aficionados.
This exhibition catalogue on one of the art world's leading ceramicists will appeal to both fans of his minimalist ceramics as well as fans of his bestselling memoir The Hare with the Amber Eyes.
This second edition of the Guide to the Getty Villa, published in conjunction with the long-awaited reinstallation of the Villa collection galleries, offers readers an engaging introduction to the Villa's construction and history, as well as updated guide to its gardens, historical rooms, and galleries.
This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.
This book explains how to collect materials to make your own glazes. It gives practical instructions about sourcing and harvesting material from your local environment, mixing a glaze, testing samples, applying the glaze, and firing the work.
Modelling and Sculpting the Figure details the creative process for sculpting the figure, from conceptual and practical considerations to the finished work. It covers tools, methods for building armatures, and how to create realistic, abstract and expressive figures, in a variety of media. For beginners and established artists alike.
Britain's churches, great houses and civic buildings are treasure houses, adorned with a collection of vivid stained glass that is the envy of the world. This is the perfect introduction to this too-often overlooked art form.
This elegant monograph marks Shio Kusaka s first solo exhibition with Gagosian and her first exhibition in Italy.
This book contains a wealth of images - of both natural and manmade objects - that will spark the imagination of all who see them. In this book the author shows how these images can be visually abstracted and then refined and developed to create beautiful patterns and designs.