Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery
by Glenn Adamson (Editor, Contributor), Martina Droth (Editor), Simon Olding (Editor, Contributor) and more…
British potters have revitalized traditional ceramic forms for nearly a century by creating or reinventing techniques, materials, and display methods. Things of Beauty Growing delves into the primary vessel typologies that have defined studio ceramics from the early twentieth century, such as bowls, vases, and chargers. It has essays by an international team of researchers and experts who place British studio pottery in the perspective of artifacts from Europe, Japan, and Korea. New pieces by Adam Buick, Halima Cassell, and Nao Matsunago are presented alongside pieces by William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, and others, many of which are being published first time in this collection. An interview with noted collector John Driscoll and roughly fifty illustrated short biographies of crucial artisans round out the gorgeously designed collection.
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