Sources of Inspiration: For Ceramics and the Applied Arts Paperback – 29 Sep 2004
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"A useful guide to how the creative process works and a glorious sourcebook of images." --"London Potters newsletter"
A useful guide to how the creative process works and a glorious sourcebook of images. "London Potters newsletter""
About the Author
Carolyn Genders has been a professional ceramicist for over 20 years. She is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and the Society of Craftsmen-Designers.
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Personally my favorite part of the book refers to reflections. In every lake, pond, puddle and sink of water I now see the reflections that Carolyn refers to as full of mystery and promise, and understand the atmosphere and moods that are created by the mirror image. How these are then transfered onto the beautiful pots in her work is fascinating.
A clever combination of Carolyn Genders inspiration for her work and also her obvious passion for life makes this book a one off and I would recommend it to anyone from any walk of life.
The book primarily shows you how you can use nature as a source of inspiration and then apply it to your work e.g. the natural pattern and texture found in a leaf can be replicated in an abstract way to a clay pot you're making. I don't know if it's just me but the the ideas and techniques shown are just too basic. If you are a complete beginner having never touched clay in your life, this book will be ok for you as a starting point but if you're quite a creative person already and looking for something to inspire you with more imaginative ideas, this book is best avoided!
I would recommend this book to teachers without a doubt, as I think the ideas are great for sketchbook studies and design / mood board experiments.
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such a good book for a ceramics studio that I've had 3 stolen by students over the past 3 or 4 years. What could be higher praise.Published 21 months ago by fatbelly
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