500 Teapots Volume 2 (500 Series) Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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The breathtaking 500 Teapots launched a bestselling series - and it remains hugely popular. Now comes a gorgeous follow-up that documents the continued vitality of the form and of a new group of top international artists. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters and enthusiasts.
About the Author
Jim Lawton is Professor of Ceramics and former Artisanry Department Chair in the College of Visual + Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prior to Umass, he was Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago an had residencies at the Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, International Ceramics Studio (Hungary) and the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Jim has received two NEA Visual Arts Fellowships, the South Carolina Artist Fellowship, and research grants from the Art Institute of Chicago and Umass Dartmouth. He was elected a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in 2011. His work is exhibited at the Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institution; L.A. County Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum; the Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea); the Mint Museum of Craft + Design and other public and private collections.
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The book has 500 plus photos of 500 different teapots. No artist is featured more than (usually) twice and most artists' are featured only once. Therefore, you get a wide range of differing definitions of "teapots".
This volume 2 is better than volume 1. I was surprised.
I thought the variety of teapots were a bit broader in scope and reflection. I also thought the teapots were technically executed with more...verve...If you have volume 1, and liked it, this is more and adds to your collection of ideas. If you are trying to decide between one and two, i think this is the "latest" interpretation in the realm of teapots and ceramics.
The 500 series, for artists, is invaluable. At least a few 500 series should be in every artists' library.
Recommendation... if you are an artist: buy it.
If you are a beginner, this is not (necessarily) for you...yet.
Recommendation for beginners: ask your library to purchase the book so that you can go through it.
For a reference and a design inspiration resource, you would have a hard time finding a better source.
Interesting and authentic models, very useful book for inspiration! Recommend everyone!