Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze

By: Perryman, Jane

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A growing number of ceramic artists now choose not to glaze their work. Instead, they use an unglazed--naked--surface to express their ideas and concerns. From slips and terra sigillata to burnishing, engobes, oxide washes, and additions to the clay body, there is a wide range of techniques artists can employ to achieve the finishes they desire. As these techniques are suitable for a broad spectrum of processes, subject matter and context (from slipcasting to handbuilding, from high to low firing temperatures, from figurative to conceptual, from domestic to public), the scope of the work produced by the artists represented in this book is enormous.In "Naked Clay" Jane Perryman not only presents the finished ceramics and techniques of an international group of artists, she also investigates their ideas and areas of inspiration to further an understanding of their work. Each artist presented here has a unique style and way of working, but they are all connected through their committed relationship to the material and their desire to express their ideas using "naked" clay.This beautifully illustrated book will inform and inspire not only students, professionals, and teachers, it will fascinate collectors and, indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary ceramics.

Title: Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze

Author Name: Perryman, Jane

Categories: reading copy only, 1911 Ceramics OV,

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press;: 2008

ISBN or ASIN: 0812220560

ISBN or ASIN 13: 9780812220568

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Used; Acceptable

Seller ID: 0812220560-01

Description: Large cut to front cover, otherwise in fine condition