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  • Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic Californiaby Russell K. Skowronek; M. James Blackman; Ronald L. Bishop

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 84.95

    In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, much of what is now the southwestern United States was known as Alta California, a remote part of New Spain. The presidios, missions, and pueblos of the region have yielded a rich trove of ceramics materials, though they have been sparsely analyzed in the literature. Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic... more...

  • Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics Price Guideby Paul Kennedy

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 27.99

    Ceramic Showcase Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics . From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of... more...

  • Clay Creation Workshopby Maureen Carlson

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 22.99

    Make all kinds of fantastic clay creations with lightweight, air-dry clay. With Clay Creation Workshop 's simple to follow instructions, you'll have a whole world of fun! Using super lightweight, air-dry clay (and focusing on a handful of simple shapes), you'll create an entire world of people, animals, scenes and more. From well-dressed dolls... 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...

  • Folk Art Potters of Japanby Brian Moeran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Not only rewrites the history of contemporary Western ceramics but also engages in two important discourses in anthropology today: one concerned with art and aesthetics; the other with Orientalism. Amply illustrated, with a frank description of the operation of Japan's art pottery world. more...

  • George Ohrby Ellen J. Lippert

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00

    The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work in the 1960s. Currently, Ohr is celebrated as a solitary genius who foreshadowed modern art movements. While an intriguing narrative, this view offers... more...

  • Il mondo del vaso Chigiby Matteo D'Acunto

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book analyses the stylistic, iconografic and historical aspects of the Chigi olpe, the famous Protocorinthian vase dating back as early as ca. 650 BC. Its iconographic program conveys the ideology and the historical context of the Corinthians who used the olpe in their symposia: the question is which society was mirrored in it, as the vase refers... more...

  • 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...

  • The Dinner Partyby Jane F. Gerhard

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Judy Chicago's monumental art installation The Dinner Party was an immediate sensation when it debuted in 1979, and today it is considered the most popular work of art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Jane F. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual... more...

  • Shapely Bodiesby Christine A. Jones

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 84.99

    French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese porcelain and shaped an identity for their trade that distanced it from guild-crafts and claimed the porcelain body as a marvel of science,... more...