Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose

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Krause Publications Craft, Jan 1, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 255 pages
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This second edition of the 1986 best seller has been extensively revised and updated. The new edition covers historical as well as contemporary pottery and presents both philosophical and practical experiences from the 43-year pottery-making career of author Robin Hopper, one of North America's most recognized ceramic artists.
  

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This updated edition of Hopper's book on pottery form for advance studio potters has many new color illustrations, which complement a text that was already remarkable for its breadth of coverage of ... Read full review

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This book changed my life - Hopper has useful tips and kernels of wisdom scattered throughout, elevates clay and shows its deeper meaning in societies. Read the intro if Google Books lets you!

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Page 9 - ... as a means to an end rather than an end in itself; - and to understand the noncontrol functions other staff members perform.
Page 5 - The wise man delights in water, the Good man delights in mountains. For the wise move; but the Good stay still. The wise are happy; but the Good, secure.
Page 9 - ... and classical times. Now all nations, however barbarous, have made pottery, sometimes of shapes obviously graceful, sometimes with a mingling of wild grotesquery amid gracefulness; but none have ever failed to make it on true principles, none have made shapes ugly or base till quite modern times. I should say that the making of ugly pottery was one of the most remarkable inventions of our civilisation.

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About the author (2000)

Robin Hopper is an internationally recognized ceramic artist, author, educator, consultant, and garden designer. Born in London and trained there at Croydon College of Art, he has been working as an artist since 1955. Primarily a studio potter, Hopper has developed studios in both England and Canada, and has working experience on four continents. He now makes his home in Victoria, British Columbia. Hopper is the author of The Ceramic Spectrum and Functional Pottery, and the recently updated and expanded the third edition of Clay and Glazes for the Potter, by the late Daniel Rhodes.

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