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Porcelain: Major Works by Leading Ceramists (Masters)

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Publisher Comments:

What motivates and inspires the finest porcelain artists working today? Forty internationally celebrated masters reveal their secrets, explaining just how they work with this incredibly demanding ceramic material, prized for its pristine beauty. Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is what clay potters usually graduate to only after years of honing their skills. This diverse collection showcases the results of that dedication, and the versatility is simply breathtaking: Claire Curneen presents highly emotive, tactile figurative forms. Edmund de Waals elegant celadon site-specific vessel installations are renowned for their meditative presence. Harlan Houses finely carved vessels take inspiration from nature's organic forms, while Bodil Manz's eggshell porcelain cylinders are so translucent that you can sometimes discern light and shadow passing through the walls of his pots.

Book News Annotation:

In introducing this landscape-format volume editor Tourtillott explains that the artists were invited by curator/ceramist Richard Burkett (San Diego State U.) to participate in a new series from the publisher featuring master artists and artisans working in various media. The color images of works from 40 leading international ceramists works in the challenging medium of porcelain range in style from an abstract creation by Ruth Duckworth, to recreations of natural forms by Keisuke Mizuno. No background information is given on the editor, though she has edited other books on arts and crafts. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579909727
Publisher:
Lark Books (NC)
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Editor:
Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
Author:
Lark
Author:
Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Porcelain
Subject:
Ceramics
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Porcelain - History - 20th century
Subject:
Porcelain - History - 21st century
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in

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