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Richard Slee (Contemporary Crafts)
Author: Clark, Garth
Brand: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Number Of Pages: 128
Release Date: 28-09-2003
Details: Product Description Winner of the 2001 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, Richard Slee (b.1946) is one of the most interesting and significant ceramicists working today. Richard Slee's ceramics are intriguing, witty and thought provoking. His work is a celebration of the domestic and the familiar, with everyday objects instilled with meaning from personal to social and political issues. His toby jugs, for example, humorously subvert this traditional icon of Englishness to express the current state of the nation. Coinciding with a major retrospective of Richard Slee's ceramics spanning his career, this book is the definitive study on Slee's work to date and as such will be an invaluable resource for collectors, curators, academics and general enthusiasts alike. Review '...will blow your mind - in a nice way.' The Independent on Sunday '...this volume makes good use of the format and generous allowance of images to provide a richly detailed and visually descriptive contextual background to Slee and his work.' Journal of Design History Vol. 18 No.2 About the Author Garth Clark is founding director of the Ceramic Arts Foundation, co-owner of a New York art gallery and author of 30 books on ceramics including The Potter's Art: A Complete History of Pottery in Britain. Cathy Courtney is a writer and oral historian. She is Project Officer for 'Artists' Lives' at the British Library Sound Archive.
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