500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace

500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace

by Lark
     
 
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,

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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905934
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
500 Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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