Ceramics is a beautiful and authoritative reference book by multi-award-winning ceramicist, Louisa Taylor. Comprehensive and visually arresting, it is a compelling examination of ceramics design, materials and techniques.
The book takes the reader through the entire design process, covering handbuilding, throwing, firing, glazing, decorating and finishing. Louisa examines traditional methods as well as gorgeous contemporary styles and adaptations, offering a unique insight into the art and craft of ceramics for today’s artisan.
Throughout the book, techniques are accompanied by beautiful colour photos of finished works by contemporary artists including Chris Kennan, Prue Venables, Alice Mara and Natasha Daintry, offering both a practical illustration of the process described, and a wealth of inspiration for any aspiring ceramicist.
Twelve artist profiles highlight the range of methods and styles employed by today’s makers, showcasing the exciting work of contemporary ceramics’ leading names. Rounding off the book, the comprehensive resource section details the practicalities of learning about and presenting and selling ceramics in today’s accessory market.
Combining the best elements of a coffee table book and a practical guide, Ceramics is sure to inspire amateurs, professionals, art teachers and collectors alike.