Pit Firing Ceramics : Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions

Description

When digging for clues about an ancient society's culture, nothing is more valuable to an archaeologist than ceramic remnants. Dawn Whitehand explains why. Her text is the first to comprehensively explore the complex nature of pit firing based on historical evidence and the artistic perspectives of contemporary ceramicists. Many specialist texts discuss ceramics from an artistic, craft-based, anthropological, archaeological, or historical viewpoint. This book draws information from all these sources and presents it in an informative and accessible manner. Included is a historical chapter, a how-to chapter, and a series of artist profiles that showcase the pit fired ceramics of contemporary practitioners. The book contains detailed photographs of the process and a glossary for those who wish to further explore pit firing and ceramics. It will appeal to everyone from the novice ceramicist to the serious art historian and collector.

Details

Author(s)
Dr Dawn Whitehand
Format
Hardback | 128 pages
Dimensions
215 x 279 x 15.24mm | 870g
Publication date
28 Nov 2013
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
Atglen, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
180 b/w and color photos
ISBN10
0764341723
ISBN13
9780764341724
Bestsellers rank
271,881

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