Friday, June 17, 2011

Ceramic Masterpieces

Ceramic Masterpieces: Art, Structure and Technology

If you haven't read this book...It is fantastic. It is an analysis of how a handful of Ceramic Masterpieces were made, including forming, glazing and firing techniques. But it has other sections which talk about all aspects of the pottery process. Fantastic!

6 comments:

am said...

i'll try to find it. But in Poland it will be difficult :)

John Britt said...

They might have inter-library loan?

Michael Kline said...

I agree, a great book!

Amy Waller said...

Just have to agree -- what a great book. I would read pretty much anything written by Pamela Vandiver.

John Britt said...

I am with you Amy. Anyone got any other books to recommend?

Amy Waller said...

That's pretty open-ended, but I'll bite -- here are two:

Pottery Analysis by Prudence Rice -- an archaeological/anthropological perspective, comprehensive in scope. Almost 25 years old but still relevant and (for me) thought-provoking.

Ceramics from Islamic Lands by Oliver Watson -- amazing photographs and information. I especially liked the chapter on fakes and restorations (written by someone else -- don't have the book to see the author's name).

Would love other people's book recommendations!