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The Spirit of Ceramic Design

Robert Piepenburg gives ceramists a beneficial guide for cultivating their creativeness with clay. As you'll discover in the pages, when ceramic works of art celebrate the expressions of spirit
and personify core design concepts, they
embrace a heightened realization of meaning
that is personally empowering and universally inspiring.

The Spirit of Ceramic
Design - Cultivating
Creativity with Clay

Paperback, 253 pages

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Ceramics and Print

Printing has become a common part of the
ceramic artist's practice. From low-tech
monoprints to digital laser decals, it is now possible to employ a range of techniques to print on clay and vitreous surfaces. With the ongoing advancement of new technologies and studio-based transfer processes, artists continue to push the boundaries of the medium. Ceramics and
Print presents the latest developments in this increasingly popular synthesis of media.

Author Paul Scott was one of the first contemporary artists to experiment with print and clay. In this comprehensive update of his groundbreaking book, he explains the historical context for contemporary printed ceramics
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Ceramics and Print

Paul Scott
Paperback, 144 pages

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Ceramic Design Course

A complete range of practical advise is offered; organized into units covering each stage of the design process, from working out a brief and seeking inspiration to drawing up technical plans and developing the design. Design concepts with both practical and esthetic considerations are explored in detail, and real-life case studies give valuable insights into the world of practicing ceramic designers

Ceramic Design Course

Paperback, 144 pages

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Best of 500 Ceramics

This definitive collection features a decade's worth of memorable ceramic pieces selected from the prestigious and bestselling 500 series. Juried by a roster of acclaimed artists, including such talents as Cynthia Consentino, Beth Cavener Stichter, Richard Notkin, and Sergei Isupov, each piece captures the power of ceramics at the start of a new century. Ceramicists and art enthusiasts alike will treasure the wealth of knowledge offered in this lavishly illustrated keepsake volume as the experts describe what makes a particular vase, teapot, sculpture, or bowl stand out.

The Best of 500 Ceramics

Hardcover, 420 pages

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500 Teapots Volume 2

The breathtaking 500 Teapots launched a bestselling series?and it remains hugely popular. Now comes a gorgeous follow-up that documents the continued vitality of the form and of a new group of top international artists. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters, and enthusiasts.

500 Teapots Volume 2

Paperback, 419 pages

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500 Pitchers Think you know what a pitcher looks like? Well, picture this: a salt- and soda-fired stoneware piece with boldly sensuous lines or a slab-built "oil can," wood-fired to mimic the appearance of rust. Never before has there been such an extensive and remarkable collection of ceramic pitchers that simply redefines the art. Juried by Terry Gess, this provocative color gallery presents 500 breathtaking images that include everything from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. 500 Pitchers

Paperback, 420 pages

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500 Plates & Chargers Plates and chargers can serve as more than just places to put your food: they can be glorious art to show off on a table, sideboard, or hutch. These 500 spectacular pieces chosen by esteemed juror Linda Arbuckle range from the utilitarian yet beautifully glazed plate to dramatically decorated work, and they're crafted from a remarkable variety of materials, including pristine porcelain and bold earthenware. Nick Joerling's stoneware is the perfect canvas for a design: vigorous brush strokes set in wax resist race across its attractive surface. 500 Plates & Chargers

Paperback, 420 pages

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500 Cups In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art--as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. Some are whimsical, others starkly conceptual. Every one is a treat for the eye. 500 Cups

Paperback, color, 408 pages

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500 Raku

  Raku is an ancient ceramics technique enjoying a modern-day renaissance. This groundbreaking new entry in the highly successful 500 series demonstrates the vitality and invention of today's raku ceramics. Objects including cups, plates, bowls, vases, and statuary contribute to this international gallery of work juried by Jim Romberg, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of raku in the world.
 
500 Raku

Paperback, color, 420 pages

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500 Prints on Clay

  This breathtaking entry in the highly successful 500 Ceramics series ventures into the hottest area of modern ceramics: image transfer on clay. Juried by the renowned artist and teacher Paul Andrew Wandless, it showcases a visually intriguing collection of contemporary work in this rapidly evolving field. The featured pieces include silkscreen; newspaper, tissue, and digital ink transfer; stencils and more, printed on everything from earthenware and porcelain to stoneware and vitreous china.  500 Prints on Clay

Paperback, color, 420 pages

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500 Tiles Lark Ceramics

  From press-molded pieces to carved works showcasing spectacular surface treatments, these magnificent tiles will inspire beginners and professionals, as well as collectors and enthusiasts. Some of the larger handcrafted displays here were made to decorate public and private spaces; others use single tiles to interpret nature, tell a story, or make a bold cultural observation. As always in this acclaimed series, all the contributors are accomplished artists, renowned in the field. 500 Tiles

Paperback, color, 420 pages

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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work?and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin?s classic is the definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It?s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin?s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. Create easy one-piece molds to make tiles, bowls, and platters, or multi-piece molds for more complex forms. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting
Andrew Martin
Hardcover, 159 pages
 
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Contemporary Tableware

Tableware has occupied a special place in our kitchens and dining rooms for thousands of years, and continues to enchant us today. Ranging from the purely functional to the fine and delicate, the evolution of domestic pots tells us much about our changing tastes and habits, and the wider art and cultural movements that have influenced their decoration and forms.

In Contemporary Tableware, maker Linda Bloomfield looks at the history of the pots on our tables, from Sung Chinese and Medieval English ware to the revival of studio pottery and the influence of Scandinavian, American and Japanese design. She goes on to examine common forms in contemporary tableware, including teapots, bowls, cups, jugs and plates, and to explain the elements of form, function and beauty in each. Lavishly illustrated with examples from contemporary studio pottery and industry, as well as making images from working potters, this book is the essential guide to modern tableware for potters, designers and buyers
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Contemporary Tableware
Linda Bloomfield
Softcover, 144 pages
 
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Functional Pottery

Functional Pottery has been used by potters around the world and in a great many colleges and universities as required reading. It?s a book of personal development in the design, making, and aesthetics of ceramics objects for use, based on more than 40 years of practical experience. This book includes images of work by potters from around the world working with functional pottery. It also includes a wide range of illustrations of objects drawn from many of the world?s major museums. Not only is this book the most informative written on the subject of functional pottery and its design and aesthetic, but the illustrations of both historical and contemporary objects put the equivalent of a museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Functional Pottery
Robin Hopper
Softcover, 256 pages
 
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The Teapot Book

This is both a practical and beautiful approach to the teapot. As well as covering the essential making methods such as throwing, slab-building, press-moulding, slipcasting and more, it also looks at the aesthetic and functional aspects of teapot design. A large part of the book will look at artists and their work - covering both functional and non-functional teapots. The final chapter will also be a gallery of teapots, making this a useful asset for the contemporary collector. This is a fantastic book, that will capture the imagination of makers, collectors, and all other fans of the teapot. The Teapot Book
Steve Woodhead
Hardcover, 160 pages
 
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Modern Japanese Ceramics

For more than 30 years, Dr. Anneliese and Dr. Wulf Crueger guided by Saeko It?have devoted themselves to studying, understanding, and collecting Japanese ceramics. Today, they share the rich fruits of their knowledge with this lavishly illustrated volume based on their own collection. The equivalent of Roberts Museum Guide, devotees of beautiful ceramics can pick it up and use it to select and visit potters as they undertake an artistic tour of the country. Modern Japanese Ceramics
Anneliese & Wulf Crueger, Saeko
Paperback, color, 328 pages
 
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Masters Earthenware

Masters: Earthenware reveals the tremendous imagination, innovation, and technical facility that today's artists bring to the oldest ceramic medium. Curated by Matthias Ostermann, a celebrated ceramist in his own right, this stunning volume gives each featured artist a mini-retrospective of approximately eight pages that showcase 12-14 of his or her best works. Illuminating comments from the creators accompany the images, outlining their development and artistic philosophy.  Masters: Earthenware
Paperback, 318 pages
 
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Masters Porcelain

Forty internationally celebrated masters reveal their secrets, explaining just how they work with this incredibly demanding ceramic material, prized for its pristine beauty. Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is what clay potters usually graduate to only after years of honing their skills. This diverse collection showcases the results of that dedication, and the versatility is simply breathtaking. Masters: Porcelain
Paperback, 336 pages
 
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The Potter's Eye

Classic North Carolina stoneware pots-with their rich textures, monochromatic glazes, and minimal decoration-belong to one of America's most revered stoneware pottery traditions. With hundreds of color photographs highlighting the shapes and surfaces of carefully selected pots, The Potter's Eye honors the keen focus vernacular potters bring to their materials, tools, techniques, and history. It is an evocative guide for anyone interested in the aesthetic majesty of this resilient and long-standing tradition. The Potter's Eye
Mark Hewitt & Nancy Sweezy
Hardcover, 296 pages
 
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