The feeling of a ceramicist’s studio is captured, along with a new appreciation for the beautiful, practical, and approachable works created by a new generation of artists.
Ceramics is resurfacing significantly, with an uptick in interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The rise of the handmade, fueled by our increasingly digital lives, has resulted in a surge in the number of makers, sellers, and collectors. There’s also a renewed interest in one-of-a-kind items made by hand, as well as the flaws that come with maker’s marks. In a way that no other medium does, pottery captures this authenticity.
Clay examines the rich artistic output of fifty of the world’s best studio potters, ranging from decorative objects to the exquisite yet practical to sculptural works that push the medium’s limits. It’s a celebration of a new generation of clay artisans, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at exclusive and diverse offerings, both practical and sculptural, from small studios across the world, rather than a snapshot of what’s happening at the elite gallery stage.
More than 250 colour drawings.
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