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Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback): Becky Paton Garden Mosaics - 25 Step-By-Step Outdoor Projects (Paperback)
Becky Paton
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Foolproof mosaic projects for your garden, including planters, furniture, and ornaments

One of the most long-lasting and hard-wearing artforms, mosaic pieces are perfect to make the most of your outdoor room. Suitable for a tiny terrace or a large garden, the projects in Garden Mosaics show you how to decorate your outdoor space in the most charming, individual, and enduring way.

The extensive techniques section shows you how to choose and use the right tiles for your environment. The range of tiles on the market today is better than ever; and the book makes the most of the wealth of new materials available such as spangled tiles or inexpensive but authentic gold-leaf tiles. As you progress, you can develop your own creativity with tips on tile- and colourmatching that allow you to adapt the projects to make pieces completely unique to you and your garden.

All suitable for beginners, the 25 projects in the book range from simple decorative pieces, such as the enchanting, simple child’s footprints and butterfly stones to practical and sturdy weatherproof pieces, including a trompe l’oeil chequered mosaic tabletop and delightful planters that will add colour to your garden especially in winter. Some projects, such as the night light, can be finished in under two hours.

Mosaiek vir Jou Tuin - 25 Stap vir Stap Projekte (Paperback): Becky Paton Mosaiek vir Jou Tuin - 25 Stap vir Stap Projekte (Paperback)
Becky Paton
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Flatervrye mosaÔek projekte soos plantbakke, meubels en ornamente vir jou tuin

• Van eenvoudige projekte soos sierpanele tot ’n sprankelende waterverfraaiing en ’n mosaÔektafelblad

• Uitvoerige bespreking van tegnieke, volledige aanwysings, patrone en wenke om ’n professionele afwerking te verseker

MosaÔek is ’n een van die duursaamste kuns vorme in die wÍreld, wat dit perfek maak om die ruimte buite jou huis te versier. Die projekte in MosaÔek vir jou tuin is geskik vir alles, van ’n klein terras tot ’n groot tuin en wys jou hoe om jou buitenshuise ruimte op die mees bekoorlike, unieke en blywende manier te versier.

Die uitgebreide tegniek-afdeling toon hoe om die regte teŽls vir jou omgewing te kies, asook hoe om dit te gebruik. Die groot verskeidenheid teŽls wat vandag in die handel beskikbaar is, is beter as ooit tevore en hierdie boek benut diť skatkis nuwe materiaal, onder andere versierde teŽls, of selfs goedkoop (dog outentieke) bladgoudteŽls ten volle. Namate jy vorder, kan jy jou kreatiwiteit ontwikkel met wenke vir bypassende teŽl- en kleurskemas wat jou in staat stel om die projekte effektief aan te pak en kunswerke te skep wat heeltemal eie is aan jou en jou tuin.

Al 25 projekte is geskik vir beginners en strek van eenvoudige dekoratiewe stukke, soos die betowerende kindervoetspore en skoenlapperklippe, tot praktiese en stewige weerbestande stukke soos die geruite trompe l’oeil-tafelblad en bekoorlike plantbakke wat veral in die vaal wintermaande sal bydra tot die kleur in jou tuin. Sommige projekte, soos die kershouer, kan binne twee uur voltooi word.

Doen mosaiek - Ontwerp, tegnieke & projekte (Paperback): Dorothy du Plessis Doen mosaiek - Ontwerp, tegnieke & projekte (Paperback)
Dorothy du Plessis
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Speel jy al 'n ruk lank met mosaiekwerk, maar voel jy moet dit nou op 'n hoer vlak beoefen? Of is jy 'n beginner wat soek na 'n uitdaging? Dan is hierdie boek net wat jy nodig het. Dit bied mosaiekwerk aan as 'n kunsvorm waar lyn, kleur en tekstuur almal saamwerk om pragtige resultate te lewer. Die treffende foto's op elke bladsy is inspirerend en leersaam. Die skrywer, wat oorspronklik 'n tekstiel ontwerper was, besef hoe belangrik die keuse van 'n ontwerp is wanneer jy 'n mosaiekprojek wil onderneem. Hierdie boek sal jou leer hoe om die regte ontwerp te kies en dit as 'n ontwerptekening weer te gee. Die tegniese inligting wat verskaf word, sal jou lei deur die proses om 'n ontwerp te kies, jou leer van die verskillende teels wat beskikbaar is, oppervlakke waarop jy kan werk en watter vir bepaalde toestande gebruik moet word, die materiaal en gereedskap wat nodig is, sowel as die verskillende mosaiektegnieke wat vir die voltooiing van jou projek gebruik kan word. Daar is selfs voorstelle vir alternatiewe as benodigdhede in jou omgewing moeilik bekombaar is. Die stap-vir-stap-projekte is pragtig en kan presies gevolg word, maar die skrywer moedig mosaiekwerkers aan om die projekte hul eie te maak deur met kleur en tekstuur te speel. Die projekte sluit groot en klein items in wat jy in jou huis of as geskenke kan gebruik, en gee alternatiewe voorstelle en idees ingeval jy 'n ander voorkoms of gevoel sou verkies. Mosaiekkuns behels soveel meer as die blote plasing van teels langs mekaar, en met Doen Mosaiek in die hand sal jy ontdek hoe geweldig bevredigend hierdie handwerkvorm kan wees.

The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback): Leigh Voigt The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback)
Leigh Voigt; Edited by Elisabeth Lickendorf; Photographs by Tony Meintjies
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 In stock

Carolyn Metcalfe's guiding principles are harmony and balance. She loves the quiet and settled sequence of things in repose and the collected peace found in shadow.

She is one who must always meet with the mien of eccentric detail and bring a herbarium order to the field; a medieval simplicity - illuminated in a bowl big enough from which to feed the choir.

Classy glass art - Contemporary stained glass projects for your home (Paperback): Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes Classy glass art - Contemporary stained glass projects for your home (Paperback)
Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An explanatory introduction on materials and tools, types of glass and safety, is followed by step-by-step techniques and tips for tracing, cutting, grinding, foiling, assembly, soldering, tinning and the application of patina. The wide range of projects includes lampshades, candleholders, mobiles, frames, wall clocks, mirrors and much more, in both traditional and contemporary styles. The initial projects are illustrated with detailed step-by-step photographs to lay the groundwork for further items where specific details are highlighted. From simple to more challenging, all the items included beautifully showcase the splendid range of glass available nowadays. Good use is also made of additions in the form of beads and glass mosaicing. With excellent colour photographs of all finished items, technical tips throughout, gallery shots with extended captions for additional inspiration, and templates for the projects, this book will be an asset on any crafters shelf.

Loodglaskuns - Eietydse loodglaskuns projekte vir jou huis (Paperback): Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes Loodglaskuns - Eietydse loodglaskuns projekte vir jou huis (Paperback)
Gail Brown, Jacqui Holmes
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Die inleiding beskryf al die materiale en toerusting, die soorte glas en veiligheidsmaatreels, en word gevolg deur stap-vir-stap-tegnieke en wenke oor die natrek en uitsny van patrone, slyp- en foeliewerk, hoe om die stukke saam te stel, soldeerwerk, vertinning en die aanwending van patina. Die wye reeks projekte - in tradisionele en kontemporere style - sluit lampkappe, kershouers, bewertjies, rame, muurhorlosies, spieels en nog vele meer in. Die eerste paar projekte word geillustreer met gedetailleerde stap-vir-stap-foto's om die grondslag neer te le vir die daaropvolgende projekte waarin meer spesifieke besonderhede uitgelig word. Al die items in die boek - hetsy dit eenvoudig of meer uitdagend is - beeld die wonderlike verskeidenheid glas wat deesdae beskikbaar is pragtig uit. Met die puik kleurfoto's van al die voltooide items, tegniese wenke regdeur die boek, foto's uit die studio met uitgebreide byskrifte vir ekstra inspirasie, en patrone vir die projekte is hierdie boek in moet vir elke handwerker.

Brothers in Clay - The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery (Paperback): John A. Burrison Brothers in Clay - The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery (Paperback)
John A. Burrison
R892 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R167 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Abundantly illustrated, "Brothers in Clay" tells the story of Georgia's rich folk pottery tradition--the historical forces that shaped it and the families and individual artisans who continue to keep it alive. This pioneering book marked the first intensive study of a southern state's pottery heritage and the first major examination of a native Georgia art form. Drawing on interviews with practicing potters, John A. Burrison ranges widely in his coverage, providing discussions of the folk potters' contributions to Georgia life and their place in southern society; detailed explanations of turning, glazing, and firing processes; and histories of the state's eight major pottery-producing centers, including genealogies of the potting families and the distinctive characteristics of their wares.

Burrison's new preface summarizes the past decade of southern folk pottery, including archaeological discoveries, museum exhibits, the appearance of important new books, and the deaths of such iconic figures as Lanier Meaders.

The Potter's Eye - Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery (Hardcover, New edition): Jason Dowdle The Potter's Eye - Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery (Hardcover, New edition)
Jason Dowdle
R1,169 R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Save R217 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights the keen perspective of the vernacular artist. Classic North Carolina stoneware pots - with their rich textures, monochromatic glazes, and minimal decoration - belong to one of America's most revered stoneware pottery traditions. In a lavishly illustrated celebration of that tradition, Mark Hewitt and Nancy Sweezy trace the history of North Carolina pottery from the nineteenth century to the present day. They demonstrate the intriguing historic and aesthetic relationships that link pots produced in North Carolina to pottery traditions in Europe and Asia, in New England, and in the neighboring state of South Carolina. With hundreds of color photographs highlighting the shapes and surfaces of carefully selected pots, ""The Potter's Eye"" honors the keen focus vernacular potters bring to their materials, tools, techniques, and history. It is an evocative guide for anyone interested in the art of North Carolina pottery and the aesthetic majesty of this resilient and long-standing tradition.

Micro mosaics (Paperback): Angie Weston Micro mosaics (Paperback)
Angie Weston
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Add sparkle to your life with this collection of over 30 pretty projects, featuring micro mosaic tiles and millefiori glass beads. Follow simple step-by-step instructions to create striking mosaics that are delicate and light enough to wear. Be inspired by a variety of projects including stunning jewellery, hair accessories, luggage labels, and many more. Discover new ways in which to explore mosaic making on a small scale.

Mosaics - Decorative ideas (Paperback): Tracy Boomer, Deborah Morbin Mosaics - Decorative ideas (Paperback)
Tracy Boomer, Deborah Morbin
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This collection of beautifully crafted decorative and functional items, from candleholders and wall clocks to fruit bowls and lampshades, finished with style and panache takes you where other mosaics books simply never arrived. With six previous best-selling craft books still in print, Deborah Morbin and Tracy Boomer have turned their undeniable talents toward the resurgence of the ancient craft of mosaics, bringing fresh, creative ideas that will appeal to all hobbyists. They know what works, they know what doesn't and they share this research and knowledge with you. Using their trademark humour and less-is-more approach, they take you through a range of projects that will instantly appeal. Their detailed instructions and helpful hints virtually guarantee success in either reproducing the projects in this book or using them as a basis for your own ideas, irrespective of your level of expertise.

Polymer Clay 101 - Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-By-Step Instruction (Paperback): Angela Mabray, Kim... Polymer Clay 101 - Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-By-Step Instruction (Paperback)
Angela Mabray, Kim Otterbein
R552 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
North Carolina Pottery - The Collection of The Mint Museums (Paperback, New edition): Barbara Stone Perry North Carolina Pottery - The Collection of The Mint Museums (Paperback, New edition)
Barbara Stone Perry
R754 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R124 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

North Carolina is home to the only continuing pottery tradition in the United States outside the Native American tradition of the Southwest. Noted for this rich custom from Seagrove to Pisgah, work produced here has earned the attention of collectors, artists, and visitors from around the globe. The collection of The Mint Museums in Charlotte, numbering more than 1,600 pieces, is considered the most comprehensive in any public institution. This volume catalogs more than four hundred individual pieces in the Museums' collection and includes five essays by authorities in the field of ceramics, providing a visual and textual guide to a vibrant living craft. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, the catalog includes descriptive entries on potters and potteries and details about individual pieces. These include typical utilitarian wares from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, transitional or ""fancy wares"" made during the first half of the twentieth century, and contemporary objects. Displaying works from the four major pottery-producing areas of the state - Moravian settlements, Seagrove, the Catawba Valley, and the mountains - the collection tells the entire story of the North Carolina pottery tradition. Essays by collector and patron Daisy Wade Bridges, scholar Charles G. Zug III, gallery director Charlotte V. Brown, potter Mark Hewitt, and curator Barbara Stone Perry survey the history and significance of one of the state's best-known art forms.

The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook - Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass (Paperback): Cecilia... The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook - Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass (Paperback)
Cecilia Cohen
R646 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R50 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master the craft of glass art in your own home studio

The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is a robust review of three popular glass art styles--stained glass, fusing, and lampworking--that brings learning new skills and making glass art within everyone's reach. With the right tools, classic techniques, and several "teaching projects," you will soon be making beautiful glass art at home.

Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic glasswork techniques, and applying your new skills to original pieces. In addition, "The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook "encourages good organization, unique and inspired design, and eco-friendly practices, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for artists.

The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook

- Invites you into the studios of 18 glass artists from around the world

- Teaches fundamental glass-art techniques--cutting glass, soldering, flameworking, kilnwork, and more--in full-color photographs

- Illustrates the steps for crafting beautiful pieces of glass art, including suncatchers, jewelry, boxes, beads, and a kaleidoscope

Whether you are new to the art and want to set up your first studio and learn the basics, or an experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire and stimulate your creativity with advanced projects, The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is for you.

A Chosen Path - The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes (Hardcover, New edition): Mark Shapiro A Chosen Path - The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes (Hardcover, New edition)
Mark Shapiro
R1,012 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R204 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist. |Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. This book offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.

Syracuse China (Hardcover, New): Cleota Reed Syracuse China (Hardcover, New)
Cleota Reed
R1,331 R1,047 Discovery Miles 10 470 Save R284 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Of great importance to scholars, collectors, dealers, and others interested in the history of ceramics, the decorative arts, and industrial culture, Syracuse China examines the birth, growth, and remarkable resilience over more than a century of one of America's major manufacturers of ceramic tableware. Drawing on the company's archives and historical collection of ware, the authors explore not only the history of its products but also the people who designed, made, decorated, sold, and used them.

Syracuse China was the pioneer manufacturer of a distinctively American type of vitrified fine china, as well as the first American "rolled edge" shapes which revolutionized hotel and restaurant dining. The company was also a great leader in labor relations and marketing within its industry.

Cleota Reed and Stan Skoczen's lively account of this fascinating chapter in the history of American material culture spans the Victorian age to the present. Collectors and enthusiasts will find the following features invaluable:
-- 30 color plates
-- 128 black-and-white photographs
-- A comprehensive visual listing of Syracuse China's back stamps
-- An appendix that enables the reader to identify Syracuse China shapes and patterns.

Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Paperback, Syracuse Univ PR ed.): Estelle F. Sinclaire Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Paperback, Syracuse Univ PR ed.)
Estelle F. Sinclaire
R771 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R124 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The well-illustrated volume (over 750 illustrations, including some previously unpublished catalog material from the Corning archives) provides a history of the Corning glass industry from 1868 to the present. The contribution to American glass of Corning has been significant. (This book) is a careful and well-merited record of that achievement". -- The Antiques Journal

"(Recommended by) Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.... A classic consulted by curators everywhere". -- House Beautiful

"A treasure hunter's find.... The authors provide exhaustive detail in relating the history of Coming during the period which led to its reputation as the Crystal City". -- New York Pennsylvania Collector

Invaluable for the collector, curator, and dealer alike, this classic edition brings to the field of glass collecting a rich store-house of detailed information of unpublished original catalog material from the Corning archives, including long-lost pattern identification.

A priceless aid to anyone trying to identify pieces of cut or engraved glass, the book is an in-depth account of Corning's history -- including craftsmen and technique -- and its unparalleled prestige as the country's largest producer of cut glass at the turn of the century. This book has been updated to reflect the present-day locations (museum or private residences) where the pieces are currently displayed. The Afterword describes the Corning Glass works and its activities of the last twenty years.

The Great Pottery Throw Down (Hardcover): Elizabeth Wilhide, Susie Hodge The Great Pottery Throw Down (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Wilhide, Susie Hodge 1
R547 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R133 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Official companion to the BBC2 primetime series. The Great Pottery Throw Down brought the messy and marvellous world of pottery to life, introducing the nation to the passion and drama of turning lumps of clay into beautiful objects. Now it's back, with more amateur potters limbering up to throw the perfect pot. Meanwhile, viewers and the British public have responded in kind, with pottery evening classes oversubscribed and sales of clay and artisan ceramics soaring. Now enthusiasts and fans of the series can fill in all the gaps with this must-have companion book, which perfectly captures the passion and creative energy of the series. Combining a vibrant and compelling narrative with striking photographs and illustrations, this book offers readers a complete introduction to ceramic art, craft, manufacture, history and culture, bringing the artform and its rich heritage to life on the page. Learn fascinating details about the materials, processes and skills involved, from the alchemy at its core to magical transformations at the potter's wheel. Discover how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind, from terracotta warriors to your coffee mug on the breakfast table. And be inspired by human stories of creativity and craftsmanship, via tales of ancient dynasties, scandals of the Industrial Revolution, midcentury trailblazers, and pottery as modern `art' thanks to contemporary figures like Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley.

A Sea of Glass - Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk (Paperback): Drew Harvell A Sea of Glass - Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk (Paperback)
Drew Harvell; Foreword by Harry W. Greene
R553 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R82 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The author makes an eloquent plea for marine biodiversity conservation."-Library Journal "Harvell seems to channel the devotion that motivated the Blaschkas."-The Guardian Winner of the 2016 National Outdoor Book Award, Environment Category It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell's eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed away for decades in a storage unit. More than 150 years earlier, the Blaschkas had been captivated by marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the life of oceans untouched by climate change and human impacts. Inspired by the Blaschkas' uncanny replicas, Harvell set out in search of their living counterparts. In A Sea of Glass, she recounts this journey of a lifetime, taking readers along as she dives beneath the ocean's surface to a rarely seen world, revealing the surprising and unusual biology of some of the most ancient animals on the tree of life. On the way, we glimpse a century of change in our ocean ecosystems and learn which of the living matches for the Blaschkas' creations are, indeed, as fragile as glass. Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the subjects of the documentary Fragile Legacy, which won the Best Short Film award at the 2015 Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer here.

Chihuly on Color and Form - Set of 10 Postcards (Loose-leaf): Dale Chihuly Chihuly on Color and Form - Set of 10 Postcards (Loose-leaf)
Dale Chihuly
R224 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Michael Simon - Evolution (Hardcover, New edition): Emily Galusha Michael Simon - Evolution (Hardcover, New edition)
Emily Galusha
R1,093 R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Save R217 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With clarity and a simple lifestyle as inspiration, Michael Simon creates pottery that claims a singular position within our modern culture. In 1980, after ten years of potting, Simon felt the need to keep a record of the development of his work. Before any sorting, he began to save one pot from each kiln load. The pots he chose were not always the best but often were an example of a desired form achieved, a new motif realized, or an expression brought to comprehension. This beautiful book is edited and art directed by Susan Stokes Roberts, an award-winning designer married to Simon. Here, she records the life of an artist, placed in context with a foreword by his teacher Warren MacKenzie; commentaries by his colleague Mark Pharis and art historian Glen R. Brown; an extensive interview with the artist by Mark Shapiro; and more. Over 100 striking color photographs chronicle the evolving nature of Michael Simon's work, vividly showing the way one pot leads to the next. Adding to this rich collection is the potter's own voice. Simon reflects on his forms, his craft, and his life, revealing the decisions behind and emotional connections to his labor. This volume offers a wonderful, in-depth look at the development of an enormously influential American potter. The contributors are: Glen R. Brown Emily Galusha Warren MacKenzie Mark Pharis Susan Stokes Roberts Mark Shapiro Michael Simon |This beautiful book records the life of potter Michael Simon, placed in context with a foreword by his teacher Warren MacKenzie; commentaries by his colleague Mark Pharis and art historian Glen R. Brown; an extensive interview with the artist by Mark Shapiro; and more. Over 100 striking color photographs chronicle the evolving nature of Michael Simon's work, vividly showing the way one pot leads to the next.

Rookwood - The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon--An Illustrated History (Hardcover): Bob Batchelor Rookwood - The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon--An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Bob Batchelor
R846 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R169 (20%) Out of stock

Published to coincide with Rookwood's 140th anniversary, this beautiful, collectible, fully illustrated volume tells the rich story of this female-founded, female-owned great American art pottery company. Author and historian Bob Batchelor tells the compelling story of this artisanal ceramics company, still operating in the heart of the Ohio River Valley from its founding to present day. Filled with behind-the-scenes artist and creator interviews, stories of Rookwood's avid collectors, as well as never-before-seen images and documents from the company's historic archives, you will see why Rookwood remains a pillar of true craftsmanship. About Rookwood: The Rookwood Pottery was the most famous company making art pottery in the United States in the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century, achieving an international reputation and consistently promoting artistic innovation. Proud that the pottery was "an artist's studio, not a factory," Rookwood Pottery is known for its exceptionally fine glazes and successful experimental designs. By assimilating the strengths of myriad aesthetic movements from the American Art Pottery Movement to Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Rookwood Pottery encouraged decorators to try unusual subjects and to explore new techniques. The Rookwood Pottery Company is located in the bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio-and it has been for decades. Pioneering artist Maria Longworth Nichols Storer founded the studio in the Queen City in 1880, building the business and laying the foundation for what Rookwood is today: a world-renowned artisanal ceramics company, operating in the heart of the Ohio River Valley. From New York's Grand Central Station to The Louvre in Paris, contemporary boutique hotels to historic homes, Rookwood has truly made its mark on the world in the past three centuries. And now, it's embarking on the next chapter. Today, Rookwood continues to build upon its rich heritage, creating high-quality pottery and architectural tile in the United States. With a team of just over 70 employees, Rookwood is deeply committed to its mission: cultivating artistic inspiration, giving back to the community, and balancing its rich legacy with forward-thinking momentum-ideas that are central to the Rookwood brand. The company takes pride in their process, their people, and their product, ultimately creating premier pieces with a story-and a one-of-a-kind luxury experience that can only be Rookwood.

Bai: The New Language of Porcelain in China (Paperback): Bai Ming Bai: The New Language of Porcelain in China (Paperback)
Bai Ming
R806 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R141 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Born in Yugan, near Jingdezhen, the birthplace of porcelain, Bai Ming has contributed to the revival of contemporary Chinese ceramics and introduced it to a new worldwide audience through numerous exhibitions. Today he is arguably China's greatest exponent of this most traditional art form. In this book, Bai Ming traces his career, revealing a sensitive yet creative and flamboyant style, built on the most rigorous traditional techniques. Focussing particularly on his blue and white ceramic work, this book, through a large selection of glorious images and the artist's own words, reveals Bai Ming's exquisite style and superb attention to detail.

Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Hardcover, Syracuse Univ PR ed.): Estelle F. Sinclaire Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Hardcover, Syracuse Univ PR ed.)
Estelle F. Sinclaire
R2,007 Discovery Miles 20 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The well-illustrated volume (over 750 illustrations, including some previously unpublished catalog material from the Corning archives) provides a history of the Corning glass industry from 1868 to the present. The contribution to American glass of Corning has been significant. (This book) is a careful and well-merited record of that achievement". -- The Antiques Journal

"(Recommended by) Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.... A classic consulted by curators everywhere". -- House Beautiful

"A treasure hunter's find.... The authors provide exhaustive detail in relating the history of Coming during the period which led to its reputation as the Crystal City". -- New York Pennsylvania Collector

Invaluable for the collector, curator, and dealer alike, this classic edition brings to the field of glass collecting a rich store-house of detailed information of unpublished original catalog material from the Corning archives, including long-lost pattern identification.

A priceless aid to anyone trying to identify pieces of cut or engraved glass, the book is an in-depth account of Corning's history -- including craftsmen and technique -- and its unparalleled prestige as the country's largest producer of cut glass at the turn of the century. This book has been updated to reflect the present-day locations (museum or private residences) where the pieces are currently displayed. The Afterword describes the Corning Glass works and its activities of the last twenty years.

Maidens, Myths and Mermaids - Designs for 40 Stained Glass Windows, Including 2 Full-Size Pattern Renderings (Paperback): Jody... Maidens, Myths and Mermaids - Designs for 40 Stained Glass Windows, Including 2 Full-Size Pattern Renderings (Paperback)
Jody Sheppard, Delia Sheppard
R461 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R153 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For centuries people have used mythology to describe and explain many great events of human experience. The 40 spellbinding stained glass panels in this collection illustrate the legends of love, adventure, exploration, and conquest. They examine the folklore of the Mermaid, of chivalrous Knights, dancing Maidens, Kings on horseback, consorts, musicians, lovers and so much more. Descriptive text accompanies each design providing a fascinating insight into the artist's challenge and offers solutions with hints and tips for glass selection and project strategy. Every project includes the pattern line drawing. 24 projects are shown fabricated with a colour photograph while the remaining 16 are rendered as a textured line drawing with colour suggestions. Plus two designs are provided as full-size patterns printed on a bonus pullout page in the back of the book. The author presents an overview of how she turns an oil painting into a stained glass design, plus detailed instructions on how to enlarge a pattern drawing.

Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900: And the Families that Owned Them: 3 Volumes (Hardcover, New): David Burton Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900: And the Families that Owned Them: 3 Volumes (Hardcover, New)
David Burton
R7,064 R5,562 Discovery Miles 55 620 Save R1,502 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Time in a bottle; this is a collection that explores the unlocking of history through the identification of its unique seals, using crests and coats-of-arms as the 'keys' towards identifying the original owner. This three-volume collection examines the evolution of the sealed bottle from the 1640s to the late 1800s and provides a detailed description to accompany each entry, supported by numerous photographs, including the number of examples known, their condition, and the collections where the bottles and detached seals are held. The laying down of wine to improve its quality and longevity related to the social history of the day, the design of the bottles, their evolution and manufacture, are a reflection of the individuals who ordered and used the bottles at home or in the private gentlemen's clubs, much influenced by the historic events of the 17th through to the 20th centuries. Wine consumption has a place in cultural history; these collected bottles existed at times of incredible upheaval and social change. From the early colonial settlements of the New World, into the slave markets of Richmond, VA, New Orleans, Charleston, SC, and Philadelphia, and with the plantation owners who amassed vast wealth and prestige as a result of this trade. In the taverns and coffee houses of London, alongside the bear baiting and cock fighting to be found across the River Thames in Southwark, in the cellars of the Oxford colleges and Inns of Court, these sealed bottles give much information on the early drinking habits of the aspiring and upwardly mobile, and the established aristocracy.

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