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The Contemporary Potter: A Collection of the Best Original Work in Earthenware, Porcelain, and Stoneware continues in the tradition of The Best of Pottery, offering a rich gallery of work and honoring some of the world's best potters.
--Over 800 beautiful, original pottery pieces including teapots, platters, cups, bowls, and vessels
--Three sections: Earthenware, Porcelain, Stoneware
--Production methods and a wide range of styles and techniques
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Over 800 full color photos of porcelain, earthenware, and stoneware from the most talented potters around the globe.About the Author:
Jonathan Leo Fairbanks is the Katharine Lane Weems Curator of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His expertise in American pottery and ceramics has evolved from a lifetime of collecting, study, and exhibition jury work. His employment has ranged from cataloging and analyzing collections at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware to participation in work at archaeological sites to the collection and display of American pottery and ceramics for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Fairbanks received graduate degrees in art history, studio practice, and American sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, Academy of Fine Atts, Philadelphia, and the University of Delaware. He is a board member of The Studio Potter magazine, honorary Fellow of the American Crafts Council, and President of the Decorative Arts Trust. As an advocate for contemporary crafts, Fairbanks lectures widely and has conducted courses at such institutions as Harvard University, Boston University, Wellesley College, and the Haystack School in Maine.
Angela Fina received a Master of Fine Arts from the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A teacher and artist, she taught ceramics at colleges in New York and Canada for 16 years. After a year as an invited resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts, she set uup a professional studio in Amherst, Massachusetts. A self-supporting potter for 17 years, Fina works in porcelain and specializes in high-temperature reduction glazes. Her work includes thrown tableware and containers for Japanese flower arranging, and is shown in galleries, museum shops, and invitational shows all over the United States. She teaches workshops in porcelain and glaze technology, and has served on many craft show juries.
Christopher Gustin attended the Kansas City Art Institute, from which he received his DFA in 1975, and the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he received his MFA in 1977. Gustin began his teaching career in 1978 at Parsons School of design in New York. In 1980, he joined the faculty at the Program in Artisanry at Boston University, and in 1985, the program moved to the Swain School of Design in New Bedford. He has been Asociate Professor of Ceramics and Design at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, since 1988. After twenty years of teaching, he is retiring from academia to devote his full time energies to his studio work. Gustin has presented many workshops and lect
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