Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics

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Black Dog Publishing, 2007 - Art - 203 pages
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The international ceramics scene is enjoying the highest profile it has had for many years. Breaking the Mould looks at ceramic artists working within this versatile medium. Drawing on the rich history of pottery these artists are pushing the techniques, objectives and perceptions of the medium into new, exciting territory. The book profiles the work of over 70 ceramicists, including Suzanne King, Simon Fell, Grayson Perry, Barnaby Barford, Carina Ciscato and Amy Houghton. Their work ranges from interpretations of utilitarian pots, to abstract sculpture and a revisioning of kitch porcelain ornaments, all of which are brought to life in beautiful colour reproductions. Essays by prolific makers and academics look at the history and inspirations behind the medium today. Following in the footsteps of New Directions in Jewellery, Fashioning Fabrics and The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper, Breaking the Mould is a definitive overview of a craft scene that is simultaneously building upon and breaking with its roots, and in doing so creating a brave new future for itself.
 

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Contents

Foreword
4
The Essential Vessel by Natasha Daintry
6
The Idea of the New by Rob Barnard
16
Contemporary Clay
26
by Clare Twomey 38 Surreal Geometries 40 Rebecca Catterall
40
lsobel Egan
42
Stine Jespersen
44
Christin Johansson
46
KuldeepMalhi
120
Kristin Morgin
122
Jeffrey Mongrain
124
Colby Parsons
126
Linda Sormin
128
Simon Tipping
130
Clare Twomey
132
The Vessel 138 Rob Barnard
138

Joung
50
TaeLim Rhee
54
Anders Ruhwald
56
Richard Slee
60
Maxim Velcovsky
64
Ceramic Environments 106 Christie Brown
106
Phoebe Cummings
108
Keith Harrison
110
Marian Heyerdahl
114
Nina Hole
118
Emmanuel Boos
140
Emmanuel Cooper
142
Natasha Daintry
144
Pam Dodds
148
Jane Hamlyn
152
Grayson Perry
154
WaiLian Scanell Soop
158
Timea Sido
160
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