Scorched Earth will be the first comprehensive history of fine art potteries in southern Africa, with a focus on pioneer ceramic studios and workshops. This encyclopedic revisionist history of an often overlooked sector of the South African art and design world explores the work of 30 potteries that produced high-quality ceramic wares from 1900 to 1980. The book promises to be the definitive history of southern African ceramics, giving voice to many artists whose work is little known in the wider art world. It contains over 300 photographs, a comprehensive list of studios, workshops and potters, makers’ marks, and a wide-ranging essay on the history of this art form in southern Africa.
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About the Author
Wendy Gers is a former curator at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and now lectures at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Limoges, France. Gers is curator of the 2016 First Central China International Ceramics Biennale and curated the 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. She is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg and has written extensively about modern and contemporary ceramics.