Slipware: Contemporary Approaches

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages

Slipware was for centuries the traditional rural pottery of Europe and America--until the Industrial Revolution with its streamlined and mechanical production methods almost brought about its demise. For many years it survived only in country areas, but a renewed interest in its techniques and appreciation of its rich, vibrant qualities has today brought slipware to the forefront as a pottery of choice.

In this engaging and informative book, Victoria Eden and Michael Eden trace the history of slipware, discuss the techniques involved, and cover a wide cross-section of contemporary practice. The abundant illustrations include over two hundred striking images reflecting the current work of an international group of artists, along with a variety of traditional pieces.

Slipware will serve as an inspiration for potters and a source of visual delight for all those interested in contemporary ceramics. In addition to the illustrations, the book offers practical information about the subject and will appeal to students and anyone interested in ceramics in general and in current interior design trends.

 

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Contents

Dedication
6
Slipware from a World Perspective
13
Slipware and the Lead Issue
23
Philippa de Burlet
29
Geoffrey Fuller
38
Nigel Lambert
45
Sally Shrimpton
53
Josie Walter
61
Robert Montaudoin
93
Catherine Vanier
99
Germany
106
Terez Patona and Ferenc Brodsky
113
Denmark
121
Mark Pilaris
127
Annabeth Rosen
134
Greg Shooner
144

European Makers
69
JeanLuc and Emmanuelle Demolliens
76
Gerard Lachens
83
Australia
150
Glossary
156
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About the author (1999)

Victoria Eden and Michael Eden are well-known English slipware potters. Their work appears in a number of collections and books. They have held numerous demonstrations and lectures and have taught at a variety of colleges.

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