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  • Fired Up With Rakuby Irene Poulton

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    The origins of raku can be traced back hundreds of years to Japan, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years potters have embraced and adapted the methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques.The author, who has specialized in raku for over... more...

  • English Potteryby Julia E. Poole

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 84.00

    The books in this series provide a convenient and accessible introduction to subjects within the applied arts. Drawing examples from the world-famous collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum, they furnish the reader with a wide variety of information on many different types and forms and illustrate some of the most famous as well as the most unusual examples.... more...

  • Amazing Sculpture You Can Doby E. J. Gold

    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...

  • Warman's Roseville Potteryby Mark Moran

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 24.99

    No other book is a better substitute for hands-on experience! Peering over the shoulder of antiques dealer and author, Mark F. Moran, readers are guided through the world of Roseville Pottery. Captivating history, thorough condition reports, real-world prices, reproduction alerts - this sweeping guide is more than a standard price guide. With detailed... more...

  • Earth, Fire, Water, Airby Helen Topliss

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 50.00

    A beautiful and fascinating collection of letters written by Australian potter Anne Dangar to fellow Australian artist Grace Crowley when Anne was an artist living in France during 1930 to 1951. more...

  • The Arcanumby Janet Gleeson

    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...

  • Figur ohne Raum?by Nikolaus Dietrich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    Nikolaus Dietrich presents a general model for the understanding of space in Greek paintings, based on an analysis of landscape elements in Attic vase painting of the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Our concept of space in landscapes proves to be completely unsuitable for understanding these motifs. Space in Greek paintings is not an earlier stage in the... more...

  • Chosen Pathby Mark Shapiro; Peter Held; c/o Peter Held

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape,... more...

  • The Art of Toshiko Takaezuby Peter Held

    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...

  • Chinese Porcelainby O. du Sartel

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls and fantastic vases to hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-coloured designs.... more...