500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form
Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Lark Books, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 420 pages
"500 stunning pitchers...endless inspiration for the creative potter. 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. A matte-black sake pitcher whispers simplicity of form. The irresistible surface of an Asian-inspired porcelain piece features stenciled motifs and luminous gold luster. One pitcher's geometric lines are so dramatic that it's a challenge to distinguish the handle from the spout. Whatever the approach, the results are all magnificent."--Publisher's website.
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05 PHOTO 12 PHOTO 5Vi inches altered porcelain altered stoneware altered white stoneware anagama kiln ARTIST 00 ARTIST LU ARTIST U1 ash glaze PHOTO assembled stoneware Beaked Pitcher celadon glaze PHOTO clay cone 04 cone 10 PHOTO cone 11 cone 9 Creamer earthenware electric fired fired in anagama fired in oxidation fired in reduction fired with salt fired with soda flashing slip gas fired hand-built porcelain hand-built stoneware inches 14 inches 33 Lidded Pitcher majolica MONICA RIPLEY oxidation fired PETER LEE PHOTO BY ARTIST PHOTO BY PETER PHOTO BY STEVE potters reduction fired salt and soda salt glaze PHOTO sgrafitto shino glaze shino glaze PHOTO Slab-built porcelain Slab-built stoneware slip PHOTO Slip-cast porcelain soda fired spout sprayed glazes PHOTO terra cotta TIM BARNWELL underglaze Untitled washes PHOTO Wheel-thrown and altered Wheel-thrown and assembled Wheel-thrown and hand-built Wheel-thrown earthenware Wheel-thrown porcelain Wheel-thrown stoneware wood fired x 6 inches