500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design

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Five hundred inspiring variations on the simple, functional bowl will fire any potter's imagination. Displayed on each page are bowls that reinvent and reinterpret the form, and use techniques from across the globe and through the centuries. More importantly, every piece, such as Kate Maury's wheel-thrown porcelain, Stephen F. Fabrico's slab-built bowl with handles, and Ruchika Madan's stoneware Fruit Bowl, testifies to the artist's boundless inventiveness. Captions give each bowl's size, with details on its ...
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Overview

Five hundred inspiring variations on the simple, functional bowl will fire any potter's imagination. Displayed on each page are bowls that reinvent and reinterpret the form, and use techniques from across the globe and through the centuries. More importantly, every piece, such as Kate Maury's wheel-thrown porcelain, Stephen F. Fabrico's slab-built bowl with handles, and Ruchika Madan's stoneware Fruit Bowl, testifies to the artist's boundless inventiveness. Captions give each bowl's size, with details on its material and glazes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579903626
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 428,567
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

    more from this reviewer

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    Gorgeous Cross-Section

    Lark has done it again with this addition to their 500-series. The humble bowl, arguably the simplest of wheel-thrown forms, becomes sculpture, canvas, art. Most clay types - earthenware, stoneware, porcelain - are covered, as are most firing methods - oxidation, reduction, wood, soda. The decorative applications are as varied as the 500 bowls. Inspiration for every kind of potter & clay artist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2003

    An Exceptional Book From Larks Book Series

    Wow, this book is just another excellent example of high quality books needed in the field of ceramics!! The book covers a very large range of techniques used to create a basic form and includes a variety of artistic visions and interpretations of that form. Beautiful, just beaut

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2003

    Saw it and had to have a copy!

    This book has got 500 color pictures!!! Someone brought a copy of this book to a pottery workshop that I attended and we all wanted one. It is fascinating to see so many bowls and how each potter has explored this form. I would highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2003

    A Big Disappointment

    This book is so much less than it could have been. While a lot of the pieces are wonderful, many are uninteresting and unskillful. With 500 photos, SO MUCH has been left out, especially the work of the exceptional 'functional potters' who may be ubiquitous but many of whom still produce beautiful work. The emphasis in this book is on the decorative piece that goes on a shelf. In addition facing pictures often detract from one another, another statement of poor choices.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Gift for College Art Professor

    This book was requested as a birthday gift by my brother who is a college art professor. He loves the "500 Series by Lark" books. I wouldn't buy this book for someone unless I knew that person really wanted it. My brother loves this book so I guess it's a great gift for someone into ceramics.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    excellent resource for the artist

    I am a potter and I use this as inspiration to create new pieces of pottery!

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