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Contemporary Ceramic Art

Charlotte Vannier, Véronique Pettit Laforet


An exciting overview of contemporary ceramic art, featuring the work of ninety artists at the forefront of this booming field

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No longer considered merely decorative, ceramic art has broken free from the dusty display cases to which it was once relegated and is now taking centre stage in contemporary galleries.

Although often integrating traditional modelling, firing and glazing techniques into their output, the 90 artists featured here invite us to look at ceramics in a different way. Whether creating monumental installations or intricate miniatures, imaginary beasts or life-size human figures, they subtly blur the borders between art and craft, sometimes conceiving witty or unnerving twists on traditional ceramic forms, sometimes using cutting-edge technology, conceptual thinking and new platforms to push the boundaries of clay and broaden its appeal.

Packed with works that are questioning and provocative, disturbing and seductive, this is an exciting overview of a booming field.

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'Seeks to showcase the versatility and freshness of artists working in the field and prove there’s more to ceramics than Grayson Perry'
The Herald

'[A] who's who of artists exploring the medium in witty and subversive ways'
World of Interiors

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 360 pp

Publication date: 23 July 2020

ISBN: 9780500295786

About the Author

Charlotte Vannier is a designer, copywriter and stylist. She is the author of several books on art and crafts for adults and children, including Unravelled and Threads.

Véronique Pettit Laforet is an artist.

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