Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

by Amber Creswell Bell


There is something deeply pleasing about the form and feel of handmade objects. Never has this been more evident than in the recent renaissance of pottery and ceramics. In our increasingly digital and intangible culture, there is a desire for unique pieces and a respect for the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Clay is the medium that so aptly communicates this authenticity.

From the functional to the decorative and sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the craft, Clay, written by Amber Creswell Bell, offers a glimpse into the lives and practices of over 50 studio potters from around the world. This is a celebration of the new pottery artisans; a snapshot of a moment of resurgence; and a behind-the-scenes look at the unique and eclectic offerings from independent studios from around the world.

Artists include:
Akio Nukaga, Akiko Hirai Collingwood, Alana Wilson, Alex Standen, Alison Fraser, Andrei Davidoff, Anna-Karina, Anna Lerinder, Ashraf Hanna, Brigitte Colleaux, Cecile Daladier, Claire Johnson, Dawn Vachon, Derek Wilson, Florian Gadsby, Frances Palmer, Georgia Harvey, Giselle Hicks, Guy Van Leemput, Hannah Lawrence, Holly MacDonald, Jeremy Simons (Slip Ceramics), Jessilla Rogers, Jono Smart, Julie Pennington, Katia Carletti, Keiko Matsui, Katie Jacobs, Kira Ni, Linda Lopez, Lucile Sciallano, Lynda Draper, Madeleine Preston, Maria de Haan, Maryam Riazi, Milly Dent, Mizuyo Yamashita, Rachel Boxnboim, Ruby Pilven, Sean Gerstley, Sophie Harle, Sophie Moran, Steen Ipsen, Susan Robey, Stine Dulong, Tania Rollond, Tara Burke, Térèse Lebrun, Tessy King, Tracy Muirhead, Ulrica Trulsson, Valerie Restarick, Vipoo Srivilasa.

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Clay Press Coverage:

The Design Files

Australian Ceramics

Daily Imprint

Yen Mag

Australian Design Centre

Peppermint Magazine

We Are Scout

Ceramic Review

Country & Town House (UK)

Crafts Magazine (UK)

Elle Decoration UK

Metro (London)

Clay - Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

AUD $60

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Hardcover: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 050050072X
ISBN-13: 978-0500500729


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