Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans (Hardcover)

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Captures the feel of the ceramicist’s studio with new appreciation for the beautiful, functional, and accessible works being produced by a new generation of makers

Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are now more makers, sellers, and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery captures this authenticity in ways no other medium can.

From decorative pieces to the beautiful but functional, to sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the medium, Clay surveys the rich creative output of fifty of the top studio potters from around the world. It is a celebration of a new generation of artisans working in clay, a snapshot not necessarily of what is happening at the elite gallery level but rather a behind-the-scenes look at unique and eclectic offerings, both functional and sculptural, from small studios around the world.

About the Author

Amber Creswell Bell is a Sydney-based arts, design, and lifestyle writer and curator. With a passion for art, Amber champions emerging and unrepresented artists, curating exhibitions both independently and in collaboration with well-established commercial galleries. She is currently the director of emerging art for Michael Reid galleries. Her previous books include Clay and Still Life.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500500729
ISBN-10: 050050072X
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English