500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2

This breathtaking collection answers that question 500 ways with works by new and emerging ceramicists that chronicle the ongoing exploration of the human form.

500 Figures in Clay Volume 2500 Figures in Clay Volume 2
By Nan Smith
Lark Crafts
Retail Price $27.95
Amazon Price: $16.96

Book Description: 

People have carved figures in clay since prehistoric times—so what can artists bring to the tradition that’s distinctive? This breathtaking collection answers that question 500 ways with works by new and emerging ceramicists that chronicle the ongoing exploration of the human form. From rustic creations to postmodern designs, from realistic to abstract, these pieces embody the diversity, imagination, and excellence of today’s finest ceramic art.

Review

This is not a “how-to” book but a well put together collection of 500 photograph’s of truly wonderful clay works that will inspire you onto greater creations of your own.   The photos and text are sharp, relevant and pleasing to the eye and include both  beautiful and grotesque figures revealing many artistic view points. The text gives just enough information to get a basic idea of how each piece was created giving us a chance to meet the artists and their work.  If you are like me, this book will  trigger ideas and help you to find your muse.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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