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.
An indispensable mosaic compendium, packed with everything you need to know.
Wedgwood was born in the Staffordshire Potteries in 1739 and lived in the area all his life. His family were all potters, working in traditional ways, but Josiah was to revolutionise the industry.
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.
Showcases the work of over fifty of the world's most creative ceramicists and offers insights into their working methods.
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.
According to Ceramics Monthly, approximately 75 per cent of potters glaze their pieces at mid-range temperatures. This is a complete studio guide to successful glazing at mid-range temperature. It explores all the fundamental techniques, as well as offering artisan tips for specialist glazing.
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.
Winner of the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, this book is about a journey undertaken by the author that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain.
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.
This book is aimed at those in ceramics who wish to move into print andtransfers. Printmaking allows reproduction of bothphotographic and 'hand drawn' imagery, pattern and text onto thesurface of two and three-dimensional ceramic objects through the creation of transfers.
There can be no potter in the world whose name is more widely known and respected than that of Bernard Leach. He is as famous in Japan and the East as he is in Europe and America, not only as an artist-craftsman but also as a thinker.
Illuminated by Dale Chihuly's mesmerizing glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist's most recent nature-inspired work.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature is a celebration of the work of iconic artist Dale Chihuly, who once again is exhibiting his luminous artworks in Kew's spectacular landscape, featuring pieces never seen before in the UK.
This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperaturewithout using glazes. A step-by-step practical approach andbeginner's guide, which includesburnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firingand raku techniques.
Building on the success of her previous Ceramics Handbook Paperclay, pioneering artist, researcher and teacher Rosette Gault explains how potters and clay sculptors can make, fire and use paperclay. In addition to the basics, she introduces more advanced techniques for building armatures, sculpting figures and making works for the wall.
A superb collection of 18th-century porcelain pugs is showcased here alongside historical and artistic context for the beautiful objects
The Westerwald Prize is awarded to outstanding ceramic works in a competition. As in previous years, the 74 works selected from 425 submissions, which are now presented in the publication, demonstrate the high aesthetic and artistic standards of ceramic works throughout Europe. Text in English and German.
Stories From the Kitchen Dresser, A Memoir.
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 first volume to focus exclusively on Tiffany's renowned ecclesiastical windows, and the ideas and stories behind them.
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.
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.
Covering both Iznik pieces de forme and the famous Iznik tiles that decorate Ottoman imperial monuments, this title integrates the entire spectrum of Iznik production, both tiles and wares, and the broader artistic tradition in which it originated. It begins with a description of the particular nature of Islamic art under the Ottoman empire.
A guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, it is suitable for bead obsessives and aficionados.
In celebration of Swarovski's 120th anniversary, this is the first significant book on the premier maker of luxury crystals' rich collaborative history with fashion designers, filmmakers, artists, and designers.
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 an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fibre, metals and colour. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions.
A comprehensive, practical guide to developing, testing, applying and firing your own glazes.
Beautifully illustrated and packed with case studies and detailed project examples, Clay in Common is a hands-on project guide explaining how to set-up and run a clay project from start to finish - in school, in community, civic and many other kinds of space.
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.
Shoji Hamada was one of the key figures behind the development of studio pottery in the 20th century. Awarded the Order of Culture by his native Japan, his influence was also felt in both England and the USA. This book profiles the work of the artist and the legacy he left.