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For over 25,000 years, humans across the globe have shaped, decorated, and fired clay. Despite great differences in location and time, universal themes appear in the world's ceramic traditions, including religious influences, human and animal representations, and mortuary pottery. In Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions, noted pottery scholar John A. Burrison explores the recurring artistic themes that tie humanity together,... more...

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Among southeastern Indians pottery was an innovation that enhanced the economic value of native foods and the efficiency of food preparation. But even though pottery was available in the Southeast as early as 4,500 years ago, it took nearly two millenia before it was widely used. Why would an innovation of such economic value take so long to be adopted? The answer lies... more...

This beautiful modern volume presents the work of 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like crystals to a tree trunk made of porcelain and stoneware planters painted to look like ladies, popular curator and blogger Kate Singleton collects here whimsical pieces with narrative, graphic, curious, and organic qualities that blur the line between fine art, design,... more...

Of the various art forms in Japan, pottery is one of the best illustrations of Japanese individuality. In contrast, the porcelains of Japan have stereotyped shapes and patterns. The two art forms together go far in sustaining Japan's reputation as the cultural melting pot of the Orient. This guide indicates how to distinguish Japanese porcelains from Chinese and how to recognize modern reproductions of genuine old wares.

This beautifully illustrated book gives a colorful impression of the vitality and diversity of English pottery made between the late thirteenth and the late twentieth century. It describes the main types of earthenware and stoneware, and discusses the most important technical, stylistic and social influences that shaped their development. The sixty-four pieces of pottery shown in a historical sequence are in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, which... more...


From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique. Meet the garden gnome insured for GBP1 million, track down Napoleon's toothbrush, find out how to spot a... more...

This book chronicles the development and implementation of the Pilot Project on Mosaics Conservation, which was established in 1988 by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Cyprus Department of Antiquities in order to carry out conservation work on a remarkable floor mosaic at Paphos. Historical and iconographic background on the Orpheus mosaic, as well as thorough documentation of the procedures used in its evaluation, detachment, reinstallation,... more...

Art Deco is arguably the twentieth century's most popular and memorable design movements. The style defined the interwar period with its clean sleek lines, streamlined shapes, bold abstract forms, and luscious colours.This book charts the impact of this daring new style on the production of tiles and architectural faience in Britain. It shows how they were made and decorated, examines the output of firms like Carter, Pilkington's and Doulton and... more...

Eva Zeisel was one of the twentieth century's most influential ceramicists and designers of modern housewares. Her distinctive take on modern industrial design was inspired by organic form and brought beauty and playfulness to housewares, earning her designs a beloved place in midcentury homes. This richly illustrated volume—the first-ever complete biographical account of Zeisel's life and work—presents an extensive survey of every line she ever... more...

Ceramic Showcase Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of Red Wing, this striking reference covers the fine to the... more...