Most popular Ceramics: artworks books
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A superb collection of 18th-century porcelain pugs is showcased here alongside historical and artistic context for the beautiful objects
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inside stories of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs.
First comprehensive consideration of the role, function, social context and significance of pots shaped to mimic the human body or parts thereof among prehistoric communities
The centaur, a hybrid being with the body of horse and a human head and torso, first appeared in the mountains of Thessaly. This book is composed of a catalogue divided into nine chapters. Each chapter comprises catalogue entries for a number of black-figure and red-figure Attic vases.
This volume presents the proceedings of the second Athenian Potters and Painters conference, which was held at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens 2007. Together with the 1994 conference (Volume I, Oxbow 1997), these are the first of their kind - focusing purely on Athenian pottery and addressing key aspects of its study.
An exclusive tour of one of the most diverse and high-quality collections of Scottish Wemyss Ware.
The Miller Ceramic Art Collection features masterpieces highlighting the artistic ideals of numerous luminaries of mid-twentieth century to early twenty-first century American ceramic art.
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.
Learn the classic porcelain painting techniques from Meissen (Germany) that rank among the most beautiful and precious of all porcelain art. In many full-color, step-by-step illustrations, the author shows how the porcelain painter can create decorations in the Meissen manner. Especially popular are thirty-six flower motifs, the classic onion pattern, and green grapevine decorations.
Offers a detailed examination of the whole topic of Parian porcelain, its origin, marketing and manufacturing process.
A full and detailed discussion of the history of English glassmaking during its critical period of innovation (c.1650-1675) and its world triumph (c.1700-1775).
The V&A has the greatest collection of maiolica in the world. This long awaited study explores the significance of these fascinating objects in the art and social history of the Italian Renaissance.
A history of Pottery in North Carolina's Seagrove area where more than one hundred potters craft pottery today.
This is the first book devoted to the tiles of the British Arts and Crafts, including tiles designed by some of the greatest names associated with the movement.
This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.
This catalogue illuminates Iskandar Jalil's enduring relationship with clay and the pivotal role he plays in expanding the practice of ceramics.
The fascinating story of the American art pottery movement told through hundreds of distinctive works
This book covers all the essential information needed to make ceramic jewellery - a popular new area. It looks at sourcing or making the fittings and findings, combining your ceramic with other materials, and various potential design problems, as well as looking at the current international scene.
During the Middle Ages decorative floor tiles were used in abbey churches, royal palaces, parish churches and the homes of wealthy citizens. Many medieval tiles disappeared during nineteenth-century restorations but the designs lived on in the copies made by Victorian tile manufacturers. The British Museum has a collection of these tiles.
A unique new study, this is the first book on the subject for thirty years.
A step-by-step guide to repairing pottery and porcelain, from a simple plate to a complex figurine. It gives advice on materials to use, methods and techniques of joining, and how to disguise the join afterwards. The guide also covers how much work to do in terms of conservation and restoration.
Philippe Rouet examines how Attic painted vases were interpreted by Edmond Pottier (1855-1934), founder of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, and John Beazley (1885-1970), the master of attributions in the twentieth century. The comparison shows two markedly different approaches, one primarily archaeological, the other centred on the history of ancient art.
Covers the various aspects of contemporary ceramic practice and includes work of all scales from a few centimetres in size to vast room-sized installations. With over 600 illustrations, this comprehensive survey is suitable for ceramists, students and collectors alike.
Focusing mainly on light, this handbook covers the complications of making lights and fountains in ceramics. This handbook uses step by step sequences to simplify this challenging area, and it looks at a variety of artists who have successfully achieved clay lights.
First ever publication of the largest and most complete Khmer ceramic collection in the world.
William De Morgan designed and manufactured ceramics from 1870 to 1907, and lifelong friendships with William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones placed him at the heart of the Arts and Crafts revolution. After designing stained glass for William Morris, De Morgan set up his own pottery works. This book offers a look at the man and his works.
One of the most important ceramic concerns in Staffordshire in the early nineteenth century, examined here for the first time. Presenting entirely new research which identifies a long-forgotten factory, the wares of which have been generally admired but w