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The Best of Pottery

Fairbanks, Jonathan and Angela Fina {Items Selected By}

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ISBN 10: 1564963136 / ISBN 13: 9781564963130
Published by Quarry Books, Gloucester, MA, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"This beautiful collection honors the world's best potters. Selected from thousands of entries, more than 250 pieces are showcased in this full-color volume. Featuring teapots, platters, bowls, vessels, and more, this comprehensive guide includes a wide range of pottery styles and techniques.The variety of subject matter and beautiful illustrations found in these pages will provide inspiration for both the professional and amateur artist." This book has 144 pages and is profusely illustrated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014283

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Title: The Best of Pottery

Publisher: Quarry Books, Gloucester, MA

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Illustrated Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Third Printing.

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This beautiful collection honors the world's best potters. Selected from thousands of entries, more than 250 pieces are showcased in this full-color volume. Featuring teapots, platters, bowls, vessels, and more, this comprehensive guide includes a wide range of pottery styles and techniques.

Potters from fourteen different countries, including England, Korea, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Australia, and the USA, show their great talent and creativity. The variety of subject matter and beautiful illustrations found in these pages will provide inspiration for both the professional and amateur artist. An essential addition to the library of any potter, aspiring artist, or collector.

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.

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