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500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works (Lark Ceramics Books)by Lark Books
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The successful 500 series shines a spotlight on todays most breathtaking ceramic sculptures. Selected from more than 8,000 entries by the distinguished art critic, historian, and professor Glen R. Brown—an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva—these exquisite works will inspire both beginning and professional ceramists, as well as collectors and enthusiasts. They include Esther Shimazus hand-built, Asian-influenced nudes; Von Venhuizens mixed-media, wheel-thrown stoneware, and Katys Rushs slip-cast and press-molded porcelain. Every work is amazing.
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Ranging from precisely representational through impressionistic to totally abstract, some single small pieces and some large installations or arrays, the works of ceramic art are illustrated by color photographs. Captains cite the artist, title, date, size and dimensions, material and technique, and photographer. The index of artists notes their location. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The successful 500 series shines a spotlight on today's most breathtaking ceramic sculptures. Selected from more than 8,000 entries by the distinguished art critic, historian, and professor Glen R. Brown--an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva--these exquisite works will inspire both beginning and professional ceramists, as well as collectors and enthusiasts. They include Esther Shimazu's hand-built, Asian-influenced nudes; Von Venhuizen's mixed-media, wheel-thrown stoneware, and Katy's Rush's slip-cast and press-molded porcelain. Every work is amazing.
People have carved figures in clay since prehistoric timesand#8212;so what can artists bring to the tradition that's distinctive? This breathtaking collection answers that question 500 ways with works by new and emerging ceramicists that chronicle the ongoing exploration of the human form. From rustic creations to postmodern designs, from realistic to abstract, these pieces embody the diversity, imagination, and excellence of today's finest ceramic art.
Sculpting the human face presents a unique artistic challengeand#8212;but this richly illustrated guide thoroughly demystifies the process. Instructor Alex Irvine goes step-by-step, explaining everything from creating basic, rough outlines to surface refinements to finely detailed replicas. Photographs of models and sketches appear alongside the actual sculpture, and a gallery of contemporary work inspires.
About the Author
Alex Irvine is a working sculptor, instructor, and member of the Clayspace Co-op in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured in numerous shows from SoFA to The University of the Arts to Baltimore Clayworks. He primarily teaches intensive workshops on sculpting the human face.
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