Contemporary British Studio Ceramics

Annie Carlano

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In Britain today the output of excellent ceramics seems more eclectic than elsewhere. This stylish and wide-ranging survey comprises examples of clay art by one hundred major artists, covering the period from the late 1980s through 2009. Drawn from the Diane and Marc Grainer Collection, it includes works by Allison Britton, Edmund de Waal, Kate Malone, Grayson Perry, Julian Stair, Steve Dixon, and Nick Arroyave-Portela, among others. The selection balances functional objects and sculpture; hand-built, thrown, and molded techniques; varieties of scale and color; and cerebral and emotional content.

All the ceramics here are rooted in the materiality of clay. The properties of the raw material, from its soft, malleable texture to the alchemy of slips and glazes, are at the core of the artists’ passion. And, as the text reveals, the younger generation is moving into new directions of art practice.

Annie Carlano, director of Craft + Design at the Mint Museum of Art, is former senior curator at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, and department head and curator of textiles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC
(10/01/10 – 03/13/11)

ISBN: 9780300167191
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
Co-publisher: Published in association with the Mint Museum
224 pages, 9 x 11 1/2
160 color illus.
One Work

Sheila Hicks at the Mint

Edited by Annie Carlano

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William Ivey Long

Costume Designs, 2007-2016

Edited by Annie Carlano; With contributions by Rebecca Elli

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