Ceramic Design Books
Creative Pottery begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. If you need to brush up on the basics, help setting goals, or pointers on how to translate your inspiration into your work, you've come to the right place. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you.
Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colors and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with the creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.
Eva Zeisel was one of the twentieth century's most influential ceramicists and designers of modern housewares. Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty features an extensive survey of every line she ever created, all captured in gorgeous new photography, plus 28 short essays from scholars, collectors, curators, and designers.
Fragiles is an eclectic collection of unconventional contemporary work in porcelain, glass and ceramics. Today, these materials are increasingly being used in playful ways by both established and emerging design talents, who are inspired by Modernism, an ironic depiction of kitsch and an expanded repertoire of forms made possible by technological developments such as rapid prototyping. The spectrum and quality of these innovative projects shows a current generation of designers just how relevant and challenging working with these traditional fragile materials can be.