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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.
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.
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.
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.
Grayson Perry: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl
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.
Pottery Gardener: Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory
A stunning gardening book full of inspiration, tips and advice
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding Greek Vases - A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
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.
Modelling and Sculpting the Figure
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.
Ceramic Transfer Printing
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.
Ruskin Pottery: Pottery of Edward Richard Taylor and William Howson Taylor, 1898-1933
Portmeirion Pottery
Leach, Bernard (St Ives Artists)
Firing Kilns
Pattern: & the secrets of lasting design
The inside stories of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs.
Bodies of Clay: On Prehistoric Humanised Pottery
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
European Porcelain - In The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A beautifully illustrated book showcasing masterpieces of European porcelain from The Met's renowned collection
Imagenes de centauros en los vasos aticos de figuras negras y de figuras rojas: Siglos VIII A.C. - IV A.C.
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.
Athenian Potters and Painters Volume II
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.
Ceramic Jewellery
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.
Autoreference Infinie: Individual, Community and History in Miquel Barcelo's Works
Theodore Deck: The Peter Marino Collection
A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Theodore Deck
Ravilious and Wedgwood: The Complete Wedgwood Designs of Eric Ravilious
Medieval Tiles
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.
Godden's Guide to English Blue and White Porcelain
A unique new study, this is the first book on the subject for thirty years.
Painting Porcelain: In the Meissen Style
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.
Parian: Copeland's Statuary Porcelain
Offers a detailed examination of the whole topic of Parian porcelain, its origin, marketing and manufacturing process.
Motawi Tileworks
Contemporary Ceramics
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.
Clay, Light and Water
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.
Khmer Ceramics: Beauty and Meaning
First ever publication of the largest and most complete Khmer ceramic collection in the world.
Golden Age of English Glass 1650-1775
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).
Italian Renaissance Maiolica
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.
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.
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.
Damascus Tiles
One of art history's previously overlooked glories-the vibrant ceramic tiles of Syria and especially Damascus-are the subject of this fascinating study by a leading Islamic art expert.
Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community
Garnitures: Vase Sets from the National Trust
This exquisite gift book explores the phenomenon of 'garnitures', or matching sets of ceramic vases. From the 1650s such sets were used in elite European interiors as an integral part of the decorative scheme; displayed on chimney-pieces, cupboards, tables or over doors, they 'garnished' the interior and so enhanced the status of the owner.
Pattern: & the secrets of lasting design
The inside stories of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs.
Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum
A book dedicated to a unique collection housed at the Ashmolean Museum, which is rated as one of the greatest in the world.
Beate Kuhn: Ceramic Works from the Freiberger Colleciton
Polished to Perfection: Japanese Cloisonne
This stunning book features the finest examples of Japanese cloisonne -enameled objects that reflect the exquisite craftsmanship required of the technique as well as the Japanese cultural reverence for meticulous and exacting work.
Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner
Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery
China's Porcelain Capital: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen
Arts and Crafts Tiles: William de Morgan
William de Morgan is one of the greatest names of the Arts & Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. This is the perfect introduction to his iconic tiles.
Arts and Crafts Tiles: Morris to Voysey
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.