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- A&C Black 2009; US$ 22.10
This is a troubleshooting book filled with tips and handy advice for the beginner and intermediate potter. The information is arranged in easy-to-follow, step-by-step sections which are illustrated with line drawings and photographs. The subjects include: clays, tools and equipment, making techniques, designing shapes and surface decoration. The text... more...
- Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 25.00
African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African... more...
- Gateways Books & Tapes 2009; US$ 19.95
Beautifully illustrated with instructional images, this guidebook enables artists of all levels to create their own unique clay sculptures. Topics covered include step-by-step procedures on how to pick an armature, clay application, tips on which tools to use, and suggestions for casting completed sculptures. more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 24.99
This comprehensive guide captures all the prestige and rich history of Royal Doulton, and delivers the expert pricing and product details needed by today's collectors. With nearly 200 years of bone and fine china production, the craftsmanship and hand-painted detail of Royal Doulton figurines and stoneware pieces is unmatched and highly valued. This... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
An extraordinary episode in cultural & scientific history comes to life in the fascinating story of a genius, greed, & exquisite beauty revealed by the obsessive pursuit of the secret formula for one of the most precious commodities of eighteenth century European royalty-fine porcelain. more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 34.95
Beauty will always reside in the eye of the beholder, but what about the fine line between beauty and functionality? Can a purely utilitarian form, such as a simple pot, vase, or plate, truly be considered a great work of art? In The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, author Kevin A Hluch takes up the challenge of addressing this debate. Hluch,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 40.00
Tracing the artistic development of renowned potter Toshiko Takaezu, this masterful study celebrates and analyzes an artist who holds a significant place in the post-World War II craft movement in America. Born in Hawaii of Japanese descent in 1922, Takaezu has worked actively in clay, fiber, and bronze for over sixty years. Influenced by midcentury... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
Dehua porcelain, or Blanc de Chine as it is known in the West, is pure ivory-white porcelain made at the Dehua kilns in the southern Chinese province of Fujian. It rose to international significance in the 17th century and inspired aristocratic patronage in the development of European porcelain. Its popularity at home and abroad continued and the kilns... more...
- F+W Media 2001; US$ 39.95
A fascinating blend of the technical and aesthetic aspects of ceramics, this second edition features historical background information, analysis of image creation strategies, and numerous technical photos. Photo essays show such processes as raku, throwing on a wheel, slab construction, hand forming in a press mold, working with colored clay, creating... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 39.99
The human figure has been represented in clay throughout history and continues to evolve today. Artists are working with the figure in new ways, playing with materials and forms, and making use of new technologies to produce challenging and unconventional work, from the intact whole figure to the fragmented, hybrid and abstract. Ceramics and the Human... more...