Analyzing work from the last ten years, this book covers every aspect of contemporary ceramic practice and includes work of all sizes—from a few inches to large-scale installations. It is organized
into five main chapters:
- Beyond Utility: original yet functional ceramics
- Defining Space: wheel-thrown shapes, slip-cast forms, and hand-built structures
- Mind the Gap: sculptural work from precise and mechanical to freely modeled forms
- A Sense of Space: installations, both site-specific and environmental
- The Line of Beauty: collaborations between art and industry that result from advances in technology
A comprehensive guide for collectors and artists alike.
— American Style
Emmanuel Cooper is a practicing ceramist, writer, and critic. He is the editor of Ceramic Review and Visiting Professor of Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London.