Contemporary Studio Porcelain

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Oct 28, 2003 - Art - 256 pages
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Porcelain is prized for its vivid whiteness, but it has always posed particular problems for the ceramicist using it. In Contemporary Studio Porcelain, Peter Lane provides a strong history and celebration of the development of porcelain at the turn of the new millennium. He gives particular consideration to the technical achievements, working practices, and aesthetic concerns of ceramicists who work with this most popular medium and its close relative, bone china.

The international group of artists featured in this book demonstrates the confidence and versatility found in contemporary porcelain, resulting in a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field.

Contemporary Studio Porcelain presents a wide diversity of porcelain objects that will both inspire and enthrall. This classic work, now substantially revised, is a must not only for any potter working in porcelain but also for collectors of fine ceramics.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements lo
7
ONE Qualities and properties of porcelain and bone china
25
Form and forming processes
51
Throwing and turning porcelain 51 Slipcasting porcelain and bone china
59
Lowfired porcelain 71 Architectural applications for porcelain
74
THREE Sources of inspiration and means of expression
85
FOUR Surface treatments
145
FIVE Porcelain multiples and installations
205
SIX Glazes for porcelain
217
SEVEN Conclusion
241
Appendices Glossary of ceramic terms
248
Index
254
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Peter Lane is a well-known potter and former Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. A fellow of the Craft Potters Association and a fellow of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen, he has exhibited ceramics widely in Europe, North America, and Australia. His work is included in the selective index Craftsmen of Quality at the Crafts Council in London.

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