The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques
Suitable for hobbyists and professionals alike, this authoritative reference work has new and revised entries and features over 500 colour photographs and 300 diagrams. From Anti-flux to Zisha, definitions of tools, materials and techniques are clearly explained through brief outlines and detailed articles by the authors, who, as well as teaching pottery, created their own works and wrote on the subject for over 60 years.
Pottery and Social Life in Medieval England
How can pottery studies contribute to the study of medieval archaeology? How do pots relate to documents, landscapes and identities? In this study, Ben Jarvis seeks to show how pottery might be used to better understand the medieval period; and in a series of case studies he demonstrates how pottery and material culture in general can play a central role in the understanding of social life in the Middle Ages.
A Passion for Glass
The Dan Klein & Alan J Poole Private Collection of Modern Glass
Dan Klein and Alan Poole were the foremost promoters of contemporary British and Irish artists working in glass. On Klein’s death in 2009, their extraordinary collection was gifted to the National Museums of Scotland. Illustrated in colour throughout, this catalogue showcases hundreds of these works, from exquisite tableware to dynamic sculptures, and provides biographical information on every artist.
Lions, Dragons, and Other Beasts
Defined as zoomorphic or anthropomorphic vessels used to pour water during hand washing, aquamanilia were the first hollow-cast vessels created in medieval Europe, mainly in Germanic-speaking regions. This volume introduces the form and function of these objects and the techniques and materials (usually copper alloy) used in their manufacture, then presents detailed descriptions and photographs of 30 examples, including cockerels, knights on horseback, griffins and, from a popular medieval story, Aristotle and Phyllis.
The Della Robbia Pottery
Named after the great Italian Renaissance ceramicist, the Della Robbia Pottery was founded by Harold Rathbone, the son of a Liverpool businessman. Embodying the principles of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement, it produced uniquely beautiful tiles, vases and other wares for more than a decade. This lavishly illustrated book charts its history, explains its working methods, and includes a catalogue of its products, an A-Z of the pottery's artists, and a guide to its marks.