Lavishly illustrated throughout with some 250 color photographs, this is a book for the collector needing in-depth information or for those who just want an introduction to this important and beautiful work.
Author: Paul Rice
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
This detailed and comprehensive survey charts the entire history of British studio ceramics from the emergence of modern ceramics from the Victorian factories around 1900 to the wide variety of extraordinary work being produced today. All the best-known potters such as Leach, Hamada, Cardew, Rie, Coper, to name a few, are examined in depth in terms of their different areas of interest and influence. An extensive appendix gives information on 200 leading makers with their identifying marks and cross-references with a list of museums where their work can be seen. Lavishly illustrated throughout with some 250 colour photographs, this is a book for the collector needing in-depth information or for those who just want an introduction to this important and beautiful work. AUTHOR: Paul Rice, a native New Yorker, has lived in London since 1970. Introduced to studio ceramics by the painter, Patrick Heron, he began collecting in the 1970s and in 1979 opened a gallery specialising in important modern British ceramics. Paul has arranged exhibitions of many of Britain's finest potters, lectured, advised museums on exhibitions and acquisitions and written numerous articles. 247 colour photos
The selection balances functional objects and sculpture; hand-built, thrown, and molded techniques; varieties of scale and color; and cerebral and emotional content. All the ceramics here are rooted in the materiality of clay.
Author: Annie Carlano
In Britain today the output of excellent ceramics seems more eclectic than elsewhere. This stylish and wide-ranging survey comprises examples of clay art by one hundred major artists, covering the period from the late 1980s through 2009. Drawn from the Diane and Marc Grainer Collection, it includes works by Allison Britton, Edmund de Waal, Kate Malone, Grayson Perry, Julian Stair, Steve Dixon, and Nick Arroyave-Portela, among others. The selection balances functional objects and sculpture; hand-built, thrown, and molded techniques; varieties of scale and color; and cerebral and emotional content. All the ceramics here are rooted in the materiality of clay. The properties of the raw material, from its soft, malleable texture to the alchemy of slips and glazes, are at the core of the artists’ passion. And, as the text reveals, the younger generation is moving into new directions of art practice.
This book offers a comprehensive account of the emergence, development and achievements of British studio pottery during the 20th century.
Author: Jeffrey Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
Studio Pottery in Britain 1900-2005 by Jeffrey Jones offers a comprehensive account of the emergence, development and achievements of British studio pottery during the 20th century. Key movements, trends and personalities are all covered. This is an important topic because Britain was the world leader in the development of studio ceramics and the ramifications of these developments have had a global impact. The book looks at how pottery established itself within the wider context of the visual arts. The book examines the range of pottery produced under the heading of 'studio pottery' and discusses the way the work embodies and communicates the values of the makers. It also investigates how studio pottery has been presented to the world through photographs, exhibitions, books and publicity material.
This new edition of Eric Yates-Owen and Robert Fournier's classic book on British studio potters' marks contains new and revised entries for many potters, with up-to-date information about the artists' styles, marks and addresses.
Author: Eric Yates-Owen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This new edition of Eric Yates-Owen and Robert Fournier's classic book on British studio potters' marks contains new and revised entries for many potters, with up-to-date information about the artists' styles, marks and addresses. Entries are arranged alphabetically, with each entry giving biographical data, information on the type of ceramics produced, the location of the pottery and dates indicating when marks have changed, as well as images of the different marks used. Three useful indexes enable the reader to search by mark rather than maker, in various categories such as creatures, monograms and signs. Revised by expert collector James Hazlewood, British Studio Potters' Marks, third edition, is the essential reference guide for collectors of British studio pottery.
The book highlights the objects themselves, including new works by Adam Buick, Halima Cassell, and Nao Matsunago, featured alongside works by William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, and others, many published here for the first ...
Author: Glenn Adamson
For nearly a century British potters have invigorated traditional ceramic forms by developing or reinventing techniques, materials, and means of display. Things of Beauty Growing explores major typologies of the vessel--such as bowl, vase, and charger--that have defined studio ceramics since the early 20th century. It places British studio pottery within the context of objects from Europe, Japan, and Korea and presents essays by an international team of scholars and experts. The book highlights the objects themselves, including new works by Adam Buick, Halima Cassell, and Nao Matsunago, featured alongside works by William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, and others, many published here for the first time. Rounding out the beautifully illustrated volume is an interview with renowned collector John Driscoll and approximately fifty illustrated short biographies of significant makers.
Arranged as a biographical dictionary of potters, this book catalogues the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of British studio pottery.
Author: Oliver Watson
Arranged as a biographical dictionary of potters, this book catalogues the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of British studio pottery. This book also puts the development of studio pottery into a historical perspective and gives a detailed analysis of the growth of the museum's collection.
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Author: Laura Gray
This book investigates how British contemporary artists who work with clay have managed, in the space of a single generation, to take ceramics from niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery. This development has been accompanied (and perhaps propelled) by the kind of critical discussion usually reserved for the 'higher' discipline of sculpture. Ceramics is now encountering and colliding with sculpture, both formally and intellectually. Laura Gray examines what this means for the old hierarchies between art and craft, the identity of the potter, and the character of a discipline tied to a specific material but wanting to participate in critical discussions that extend far beyond clay.
The ceramics department was headed by Henry Hammond and his deputy, Paul
Barron, both of whom had trained under proponents of British studio ceramics
based in traditions of East Asian aesthetics. Hammond had studied under William
Author: Monique Kerman
This book explores the notable roles that contemporary British artists of African descent have played in the multicultural context of postwar Britain. In four key case studies— Magdalene Odundo, Veronica Ryan, Mary Evans, and Maria Amidu—Monique Kerman charts their impact through analysis of works, activities, and exhibitions. The author elucidates each of the artists’ creative response to their unique experience and examines how their work engages with issues of history, identity, diaspora, and the distillation of diverse cultural sources. The study also includes a comparative discussion of art broadly defined as “black British,” in order to question assumptions concerning racial and ethnic identities that the artists often negotiate through their works—particularly the expectation or “burden” of representing minority or marginalized communities. Readers are thus challenged to unburden the artists herein and celebrate their work on its own terms.
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Pottery in Britain ...
Author: David Whiting
Publisher: A&C Black
An in-depth study of 24 British clay artists, their work and studios. Also includes biographical information on these prominent and exciting ceramists.
( 20th century British studio pottery . ) Devon Guild of Craftsmen , Riverside Mill ,
Bovey Tracey , Devon . Tel . 0626 832223 . ( Mixed crafts from Devon but
includes a high proportion of good quality pottery . ) Liverpool Museum , William
Author: Phil Rogers
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
"Throwing clay on a potter's wheel and the seemingly effortless and wonderful way that clay will swell and climb in the hands of a skilled potter is merely the beginning to this most 'natural' and ancient of crafts."--from Throwing Pots Throwing is a skill that many potters seek to master. It requires patience, time, and lots of practice. In Throwing Pots, Phil Rogers takes the reader through the basic principles of throwing. With the help of step-by-step illustrations, he demonstrates how to make a wide range of pots, from the simple bowl to the more complex forms of teapots and jugs, including lids and spouts. Rogers also discusses the aesthetics of pottery, encouraging readers to assess design and develop a personal style as well as recommending places to see examples of fine quality handthrown pottery.
At the same time, studio ceramicists such as William Staite Murray studied
ceramics from China and Korea as a way of rethinking the relationship between
art and craft. Marking a clear break with the nineteenthcentury Arts and Crafts ...
Author: Cheryl Buckley
Publisher: Reaktion Books
British culture is marked by indelible icons—red double-decker buses, large oak wardrobes, and the compact sleekness of the Mini. But British industrial and product design have long lived in the shadows of architecture and fashion. Cheryl Buckley here delves into the history of British design culture, and in doing so uniquely tracks the evolution of the British national identity. Designing Modern Britain demonstrates how interior design, ceramics, textiles, and furniture craft of the twentieth century contain numerous hallmark examples of British design. The book explores topics connected to the British design aesthetic, including the spread of international modernism, the eco-conscious designs of the 1980s and 1990s, and the influence of celebrity product designers and their labels. Buckley also investigates popular nostalgia in recent times, considering how museum and gallery exhibitions have been instrumental in reimagining Britain’s past and how the heritage industry has fueled a growing trend among designers of employing images of British culture in their work. A thoughtful look at the aesthetic heritage of a nation that has left its footprint around the globe, Designing Modern Britain will be a valuable text for students and professionals in design.