The Ceramics Reader

Author: Kevin Petrie,Andrew Livingstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472584422

Category: Art

Page: 616

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The Ceramics Reader is an impressive editorial collection of essays and text extracts, covering every discipline within ceramics, past and present. Tackling such fundamental questions as "why are ceramics important?", the book also considers the field from a range of perspectives - as a cultural activity or metaphor, as a vehicle for propaganda, within industry and museums, and most recently as part of the 'expanded field' as a fine art medium and hub for ideas. Newly commissioned material features prominently alongside existing scholarship, to ensure an international and truly comprehensive look at ceramics.

A Chosen Path

The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

Author: Mark Shapiro

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807868133

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 3615

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, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.

Ceramic Transfer Printing

Author: Kevin Petrie

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217663

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4945

This book is going to be one of the first in our exciting new ceramic series, which offers more space for both images and text, giving a more modern and contemporary feel to the books. This book is aimed at those in ceramics who wish to move into print and transfers, a very exciting area which has enormous scope for creativity. Ceramic transfers or decals are one of the prime methods of decorating industrially made ceramics. They also offer exciting creative potential for studio-based artists or designer-makers. A ceramic transfer is traditionally made by printing ceramic ink onto a special paper and allows pictures, patterns or text to be transferred onto ceramic forms - 2D and 3D. Importantly, print can achieve distinct aesthetic effects on ceramics that are not possible by using other decoration methods such as hand painting. Drawing on over twenty years of experience, Kevin Petrie offers a focused analysis of the potential of ceramic transfer printing as a creative medium. The specific materials and techniques for making versatile screen-printed ceramic transfers are explained in detail - from the 'low tech' to the more sophisticated. Other approaches by artist researchers are also brought together in this book and recent developments with digital transfers appraised. A range of case studies shows the potential and diversity of approach in this area, which extends beyond ceramics to include printing on enamel, metal and glass.

Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

Author: Christie Brown,Julian Stair,Clare Twomey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317160878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 9230

This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and curatorial practice in museum culture. Ceramic objects form a major part of museum collections, with connections to anthropology, archaeology and other disciplines that engage with the cultural and social history of humankind. In recent years museums have provided the impetus for cutting-edge artistic practice, either as a response to particular collections, or as part of exhibitions. But the question of how museums have staged contemporary ceramics and how ceramic artists respond to museum collections has not been the subject of published research to date. This book examines how ceramic artists have, over the last decade, begun to animate museum collections in new ways, and reflects on the impact that these new initiatives have had in the broad context of visual culture. Ceramics in the Expanded Field is the culmination of a three-year AHRC funded project, and reflects its major findings. It brings together leading international voices in the field of ceramics, research undertaken throughout the project and papers delivered at the concluding conference. By examining the benefits and constraints of interventions and the dialogue between ceramics and museological practice, this book will bring focus to an area of museology that has not yet been theorized, and will contribute to policy debates and art practice.

Safety in the Ceramics Studio

Author: Jeff Zamek

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873419222

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8632

Every potter wants to work in a safe environment and needs the extensive data presented in this unique reference. &break;&break;The potter's health and safety are covered in detail from ceramic toxicology to safe handling of raw materials. Guidelines for using clays, glazes, tools, kilns, and other equipment are presented. Questions such as "What's the best way to handle ceramic materials?" and "Is barium carbonate safe?" are answered in full detail. This is the safety guide that every student, teacher, and ceramic professional will refer to again and again while working with clay and glaze materials. &break;&break;Covers, in expert detail, all aspects of safety in the ceramics studio &break;&break;Text and detailed photos offer a practical "how to" approach to working in a safe environment &break;&break;Easy-to-understand, non-technical language

Live Form

Women, Ceramics, and Community

Author: Jenni Sorkin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630325X

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 967

Ceramics had a far-reaching impact in the second half of the twentieth century, as its artists worked through the same ideas regarding abstraction and form as those for other creative mediums. Live Form shines new light on the relation of ceramics to the artistic avant-garde by looking at the central role of women in the field: potters who popularized ceramics as they worked with or taught male counterparts like John Cage, Peter Voulkos, and Ken Price. Sorkin focuses on three Americans who promoted ceramics as an advanced artistic medium: Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus-trained potter and writer; Mary Caroline (M. C.) Richards, who renounced formalism at Black Mountain College to pursue new performative methods; and Susan Peterson, best known for her live throwing demonstrations on public television. Together, these women pioneered a hands-on teaching style and led educational and therapeutic activities for war veterans, students, the elderly, and many others. Far from being an isolated field, ceramics offered a sense of community and social engagement, which, Sorkin argues, crucially set the stage for later participatory forms of art and feminist collectivism.

The Potter's Art

Author: Henry H. Glassie

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213563

Category: Art

Page: 149

View: 9096

"Coming into being, the work of art, this very pot, creates relations—relations between nature and culture, between the individual and society, between utility and beauty. Governed by desire, the artist's work answers questions of value. Is nature favored, or culture? Are individual needs or social needs more important? Do utilitarian or aesthetic concerns dominate in the transformation of nature?" —from the Introduction The Potter's Art discusses and illustrates the work of modern masters of traditional ceramics from Bangladesh, Sweden, various parts of the United States, Turkey, and Japan. It will appeal to anyone interested in pottery and the study of folklore and folk art. Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore and Co-director of Turkish Studies at Indiana University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the National Humanities Institute; he has also served as President of the Vernacular Architecture Forum and of the American Folklore Society. Material Culture—Henry Glassie, George Jevremovi´c, and William T. Sumner, editors (Note: there is an accent egue on the c Jevremovic) Contents: The Potter's Art Bangladesh Sweden Georgia Acoma Turkey Japan Hagi Work in the Clay Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

Ceramics

Author: Philip Rawson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207343

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 5693

"It is rare to find a book on art that presents complex aesthetic principles in clear readable form. Ceramics, by Philip Rawson, is such a book. I discovered it ten years ago, and today my well-worn copy has scarcely a page on which some statement is not underlined and starred."—Wayne Higby, from the Foreword

Ceramics and Globalization

Staffordshire Ceramics, Made in China

Author: Neil Ewins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474289908

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 6139

Neil Ewins' study of the Staffordshire potteries in a period of great global change traces how ceramics production has been affected by globalisation in both familiar and unexpected ways. Although many manufacturers such as Wedgwood initially moved production to cheaper labour markets in East Asia, others remained in or returned to England once it became clear that outsourcing manufacturing was affecting the brand value and customer perception of their products. Neil Ewins explores the complex behaviour of the UK ceramics industry, using a combination of evidence from the press, trade journals, ceramic objects, and primary interview evidence of manufacturers, retailers and a ceramic designer. Ewins suggests that, although the surface designs of UK ceramics invariably reflect diverse cultural and stylistic influences, a notion of authenticity often still resides in the place and context in which the ceramic product was originally made. Overall, the book argues that UK ceramics remain culturally complex because of issues of supply and demand, and ties to heritage, imagined or otherwise. Within a context of globalization, the book highlights compelling issues which have huge ramifications on UK manufacturing futures.

That Continuous Thing

Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 Today

Author: Sam Thorne,Sara Matson

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849764339

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7401

From the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s, to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, That continuous thing traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio over the last century, from the radical to the apparently traditional. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Tate St. Ives, March 31-September 3, 2017.

Glass and Print

Author: Kevin Petrie

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812219463

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7079

The great variety of aesthetic expression possible in printmaking techniques and the unique qualities of glass are explored in Glass and Print, through numerous illustrations and examinations of pieces utilizing both materials. The combination of glass and printmaking offers tremendous potential for artists accustomed to working with either medium. Many techniques may be employed in working with the two. In kiln-forming glass, printed imagery can be sandwiched within a glass form. Relief surfaces can be created by casting glass into molds taken from relief printing blocks. In glass blowing, prints can be enclosed within the glass and blown into three-dimensional shapes. Images can be directly screenprinted onto sheets of flat or architectural glass. Kevin Petrie examines the properties of the materials and methods used in working with glass and print. He offers a range of case studies by international artists and students that showcases the exciting potential and diversity of approaches possible, with practical applications for incorporating these techniques into any artist's repertoire.

Surface Decoration

Author: Kevin Millward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350006513

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 6971

This step-by-step guide will encourage the reader to explore the full range of surface treatment techniques and help them to give a professional finish to their work by guiding them to an appropriate finish choice. Surface Decoration looks at all manner of surface decoration techniques, at every stage of the ceramic process and from a practical perspective explains how to achieve these effects. The book explores a variety of innovative and contemporary approaches to surface finish, including sgrafitto, resist methods, sprigging, trailing, glaze layering, lustre, transfer, impressing, incising and textural methods amongst others. This is the perfect guide for any ceramic artist interested in exploring new surface decoration techniques.

The Ceramic Process

A Manual and Source of Inspiration for Ceramic Art and Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812239326

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 5507

Drawn from the resources at EKWC, this volume elucidates every aspect of the ceramic process, from wedging clay to packing kilns. This useful resource will be valuable to potters of every skill level.

Subversive Ceramics

Author: Claudia Clare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474257968

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 1164

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2016 Satire has been used in ceramic production for centuries. Historically, it occurred as a slogan or proverb written into the ceramic surface; as pictorial surface imagery; or as a satirical figurine. The use of satire in contemporary ceramics is a rapidly evolving trend, with many artists subverting or otherwise rethinking familiar historic forms to make a political point. Claudia Clare examines the relationship between ceramics, social politics, and political movements and the way both organisations and individual artists have used pots - predominantly domestic objects - to agitate among the masses or simply express their ideas. Ninety colour illustrations of various subversive, satirical and campaigning works illustrate her arguments and enliven debate. Claudia Clare explores work by artists from twenty-one different countries, from 500 BC to the present day. These range range from the French artist Honoré Daumier and the enslaved African-American potter David Drake to contemporary artists including Lubaina Himid, Virgil Ortiz and Shlomit Bauman, whose work and the means of its production has addressed or commented upon issues such as disputed homelands, identify, race, gender and colonialism.

Postmodern Ceramics

Author: Mark Del Vecchio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500237878

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 3188

Surveys the works of more than one hundred contemporary masters of ceramics.

The Ceramic Spectrum

A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 9781574983029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 7857

This is your complete guide to materials and color testing, mixing, and blending. You'll investigate 42 specific colors in 134 variations, all usable in a wide range of temperatures and atmospheres.

Ceramic Art of Japan

A Handbook for Collectors

Author: Hugo Munsterberg

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913091

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 5233

Featuring dozens of color photographs and extensive commentary, this Japanese ceramics guide is an comprehensive resource for collectors and art enthusiasts. For the collector of Japanese ceramics, the chief value of the book will lie in the author's very practical advice on what, where, and how to collect; what to pay; how to choose a dealer; how to distinguish between the genuine and the imitation; and similar matters of importance. For the non-collector who nevertheless admires Japanese ceramics, the main interest will undoubtedly lie in the concise and highly readable background information that Mr. Munsterberg presents and in his amiable manner of leading the reader to an appreciation of Japan's ceramic art. For both the collector and the non-collector, the abundance of illustrations, many of them in color, will provide an aesthetic treat.

The Ceramics Bible

The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Author: Louisa Taylor

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101620

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 508

Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.

The Ceramic Narrative

Author: Matthias Ostermann,David Whiting

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812239706

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 6955

A guide to contemporary and historical ceramic iconography include vessels, plate forms, vessel-sculptures, and figurative works.

Making Marks

Discovering the Ceramic Surface

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 9781574983043

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 7500