500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace

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In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art--as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. Benjamin Schulman's "Stacked Teacup Set" takes a strictly functional approach, while Heather O'Brien's "Dessert ...
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Overview

In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art--as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. Benjamin Schulman's "Stacked Teacup Set" takes a strictly functional approach, while Heather O'Brien's "Dessert Cups on Stand" focuses on aesthetic form rather than usefulness. Annette Gates' "Espresso Shot Cups with Rubies" has a surface design of simple abstract lines and dots of glaze and jewels. Some are whimsical, others starkly conceptual. Every one is a treat for the eye.
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These photo gallery books are part of a continuing series on contemporary crafts, which also includes 500 Bowls and 500 Teapots. Both feature artistic, sometimes humorous, and generally nonfunctional examples of brooches and cups by many international artists. Captions include the artist's name, title, dimensions, medium, and photographer's credit. As compilations of the best work being done today, these visual delights are an inspiration for crafters; they do not include projects, nor do the previous series volumes. Recommended for specialized decorative arts collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579905934
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: 500 Series
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 206,930
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2005

    Ferguson Review of 500 Cups

    This current book by Lark Books clearly reflects a great degree of care in handling and portraying the artists' images. The writer of the introduction and co-juror with his wife Elaine, Tom Coleman (a noted ceramic master of nearly 40 years), clearly expresses his thoughts and promise for the contemporary ceramic artist. The image quality is by far the best of all of their '500' series and truly represents some of the best ceramic artists in the world. This is a must have book for collectors, artists, and teachers who want to see many excellent examples of form, color, tecture, value, etc. It is also a discussion piece for what constitutes good design and serendipity.

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