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Most popular Ceramic arts, pottery, glass books

The most popular Ceramic arts, pottery, glass books currently available. Updated weekly.
Beauty of Everyday Things
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.
Compendium of Mosaic Techniques: 300 Tips, Techniques, Trade Secrets and Templates
An indispensable mosaic compendium, packed with everything you need to know.
Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
Showcases the work of over fifty of the world's most creative ceramicists and offers insights into their working methods.
Josiah Wedgwood: A New Biography
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.
New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture
This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.
Potter's Book
Written by Bernard Leach, the father of British studio pottery, this seminal book is the first treatise to be written by a potter on the workshop traditions handed down from the greatest period of Chinese ceramics in the Sung dynasty. With this book, potters can learn everything from how to adapt recipes for pigments and glazes to designing kilns.
Geometric Patterns from Roman Mosaics: and How to Draw Them
Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes
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.
Mary Seton Watts and the Compton Pottery
Mould Making for Glass
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.
Complete Pottery Techniques: Design, Form, Throw, Decorate and More, with Workshops from Professional Makers
White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts
** 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.
Making Emmanuel Cooper: Life and Work from his Memoirs, Letters, Diaries and Interviews
Glaze Book: A Visual Catalogue of Decorative Ceramic Glazes
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.
Handbook of Glaze Recipes
Potter in Japan
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.
Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4-7
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.
Great East Window of York Minster: An English Masterpiece
Workshop Guide to Ceramics
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.
Iznik: The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics
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.
Emile Galle
It's Just Dirt!: The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina's Seagrove Region
A history of Pottery in North Carolina's Seagrove area where more than one hundred potters craft pottery today.
Chihuly: Forms in Nature
Illuminated by Dale Chihuly's mesmerizing glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist's most recent nature-inspired work.
Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk
Scottish Wemyss Ware 1882-1930: The George Bellamy Collection
An exclusive tour of one of the most diverse and high-quality collections of Scottish Wemyss Ware.
Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany
The first volume to focus exclusively on Tiffany's renowned ecclesiastical windows, and the ideas and stories behind them.
Ceramics from Islamic Lands
Presents a comprehensive history of ceramics from Islamic lands. This book provides a whole framework for the understanding and study of Islamic ceramics. It is of great interest to the general reader, as well as being a useful reference work for students and specialists.
Natural Glazes: collecting and making
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.
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.
Advanced Pottery
* 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.
Ceramics and the Human Figure
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.
Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter
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.
Toast & Marmalade: and Other Stories
The stories you've never heard behind the objects that feel like home
Worldwide History of Beads: Ancient . Ethnic . Contemporary
A guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, it is suitable for bead obsessives and aficionados.
Ceramics Reader
Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting
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.
Developing Glazes
A comprehensive, practical guide to developing, testing, applying and firing your own glazes.
Art of Emptiness
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.
Swarovski: Fashion, Performance, Jewelry and Design
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.
Statuettes of the Art Deco Period
A detailed look at the statuettes of the Art Deco period, and the artists who created them.
Guide to the Getty Villa Revised Edition
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.
Surface Decoration
Ceramics in Circumpolar Prehistory: Technology, Lifeways and Cuisine
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.
Shio Kusaka
This elegant monograph marks Shio Kusaka s first solo exhibition with Gagosian and her first exhibition in Italy.
Book of Urushi: Japanese Lacquerware from a Master
Ruskin Pottery: Pottery of Edward Richard Taylor and William Howson Taylor, 1898-1933
Portmeirion Pottery
Designs of Kathie Winkle for James Broadhurst and Sons Ltd.1958-1978
Mould Making for Glass
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.