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This book offers a comprehensive account of the emergence, development and achievements of British studio pottery during the 20th century. Key movements, trends and personalities are all covered. This is an important topic because Britain was the world leader in the development of studio ceramics and the ramifications of these developments have had a global impact. The book looks at how pottery established itself within the wider context of the visual arts. The book examines the range of pottery produced under the heading of 'studio pottery' and discusses the way the work embodies and communicates the values of the makers. It also investigates how studio pottery has been presented to the world through photographs, exhibitions, books and publicity material.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713670134
ISBN-10: 0713670134
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 219mm x 26mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Jeffrey Jones

Dr Jeffrey Jones is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Ceramics Studies, the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He is currently researching aspects of contemporary ceramics practice. He has written many articles on ceramics and lectured at many conferences on Studio Pottery, interpreting ceramic art, and given talks on key figures such as Grayson Perry and Bernard Leach. He is a founder editor of Interpreting Ceramics, the first international, refereed, electronic journal for ceramics. He is currently involved in building a ceramic archive and database, both of physical material (such as books, catalogues, videos and slides) and also of information (relating to potters, journals, galleries and websites).

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