Contemporary Artists and Approaches
A&C Black 2008
Hardback 176pp Illustrated 275x220mm
9780812240894   Product Code: 16390
The most ancient of ceramic techniques, smoke firing is still practised today by some traditional societies. Pots are simply baked in an open fire and decorative effects achieved by controlling the burning or blackening of the clay. This book explores the innovative and creative possibilities of this ancient art by examining the techniques of 29 contemporary artists around the world who use bonfires, earth pits and simple kilns to smoke-fire their work.