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Wendy Hampton on wed 12 feb 97

I just bought a new book called "The Best of Pottery" by Jonathan Fairbanks
and Angela Fina. It is strictly an inspirational book - no text just
wonderful color pictures of some fabulous pottery. I would recommend taking
a look at it if you can. What Ideas it stirs!
Wendy from Bainbridge Island WA

Carol Mayer on sat 11 oct 97

The book "The Potter's Art: Contributions to the Study of the Koerner
Collection of European Ceramics" is now available.
Carol E. Mayer (ed), ISBN 0-88865-126-0


This book contains essays by Meredith Chilton (Gardiner Museum of Ceramics
- Toronto), Michael Archer (Cur. of ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum),
Jana Kybalova (curator at Prague Museum of Applied arts), Stephen Inglis
(Director of Research - Canadian Museum of Civilization) John Norris
(professor emeritus in Faculty of Medicine, University of British
Columbia), Jiri Payer (Director - Institute of Folk Culture in Straznice),
Rudolf Schnyder (Curator of Ceramics - Swiss National Museum), Robert Watt
(Chief Herald of Canada), Laura Wee Lay Laq (potter), Helena Lyman and
Marie Krisztinkovich (both scholars) and Carol Mayer (curator of ceramics -
UBC Museum of Anthropology)

All the above met to share knowledge and ideas about the Koerner collection
of European ceramics, which is housed at the University of British Columbia
Museum of Anthropology. The 600 pieces in the collection were made between
1500 and 1900 and were found in kitchens and dining rooms as tools of food
preparation, serving\, and display; in cellars as storage containers; in
churches as religious figures and vessels for holy water; in pharmacies as
containers of medicine; and in palaces as tiled stoves. In their many
variations they represent an integral part of human history.

The contributors to "The Potter's Art" investigate these many variations.
Writing from different disciplines, they use th ecollection as a "mine of
stimuli" for the consideration of such things as the collecting proces; how
Chinese porcelain became a prized possession in Europe; how religious
persecution played a role in the spread of tin-glazed wares; how designs
and shapes travelled from unlikely places to be adopted by the European
potter; and how technological innovations created new markets and made
others obsolete. In many instances, the authors reach beyond the Koerner
collection to other sources located in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

The book is well illustrated with over 100 photographs of ceramics pieces
from the home institutions of the contributors and of the Koerner collection.

If you are interested in this book please contact:
George Maddison, Production Manager, University of British Columbia Press,
his e-mail: maddison@ubcpress.ubc.ca or you can call him at 604-822-2053

Many thanks.


Carol E Mayer
Curator

UBC Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Dr.
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 1W5

Tel: (604) 224-8224
Fax: (604) 822-2974

Edouard Bastarache on mon 24 may 99

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Hello all,

My book =22Substitutions for raw ceramic materials=22,
also available in french =22Substitutions de mat=E9riaux c=E9ramiques =
complexes=22,
is now available in spanish =22Sustituciones de materiales de c=E9ramica
complejos=22

Later,


Edouard Bastarache
edouardb=40sorel-tracy.qc.ca
http://www.sorel-tracy.qc.ca/=7Eedouardb/

Edouard Bastarache on wed 15 dec 99

------------------
Hello,


My book =22Substitutions for raw ceramic materials=22, also available in
french
=22Substitutions de mat=E9riaux c=E9ramiques complexes=22,
in spanish =22Sustituciones de materiales de cer=E1mica complejos=22and
in portuguese, one version for Portugal and one
for Brazil =22Substitui=E7=F5es de materiais cer=E2micos complexos=22=3B
is now available in german =ABErs=E4tze f=FCr keramische Rohstoffe=BB

Later,

Edouard Bastarache
edouardb=40sorel-tracy.qc.ca
http://www.sorel-tracy.qc.ca/=7Eedouardb/

Edouard Bastarache on fri 12 jan 01


My book "Substitutions for raw ceramic materials",=20

also available in french "Substitutions de mat=E9riaux c=E9ramiques =
complexes",
in spanish "Sustituciones de materiales de cer=E1mica complejos",in =
portuguese, one version for Portugal and one for Brazil " =
Substitui=E7=F5es de materiais cer=E2micos complexos" and in german =
"Erz=E4tze f=FCr keramische Rohstoffe";

is now available in italian :"Sostituzioni di materiali complessi per la =
ceramica"=20



Later,


Edouard Bastarache
Irr=E9ductible Qu=E9becois
Sorel-Tracy
Dans / In "La Belle Province"
edouardb@sorel-tracy.qc.ca
http://www.sorel-tracy.qc.ca/~edouardb/

Steven Branfman on mon 26 feb 01


Folks,

New books are just flying in. I just received a preview copy of "The Ceramic
Glaze Handbook" by Mark Burleson. It's a very well done presentation of
glazing techniques, process, and methods including mixing and glaze
application, understanding materials, faults, testing, firing, and more. It
seems aimed at beginning to intermediate potters and looks like a very
valuable addition to the available books on the subject. My congratulations
to Mark. He is the director of The Odyssey Center For the Ceramic Arts and
many of us know him well.

For more info contact me off CLAYART or call the shop.

Steven Branfman
The Potters Shop
31 Thorpe Rd.
Needham MA 02494, USA
781 449 7687
fax: 781 449 9098

tomsawyer on tue 27 feb 01


Steven,
You wrote:
New books are just flying in. I just received a preview copy of "The Ceramic
Glaze Handbook" by Mark Burleson. It's a very well done presentation of
glazing techniques, process, and methods including mixing and glaze
application, understanding materials, faults, testing, firing, and more.
I agree this is a great book. What I particularly like is that the glaze
formulas given are all accompanied by a color picture of the glaze as it
actually looks on a pot rather than a test tile. Another recent publication
with lots of pictures accompanied by pictures of glazes and englobes in
actual use on pots is Scott Clay & Glazes in Studio Ceramics. I hope this is
a trend that will continue.
Steven, I believe we have a very good mutual friend - Steve Fasen. I have
been trying to get him to NCECA. I look forward to meeting you there.
Tom Sawyer
tsawyer@cfl.rr.com

Rick Monteverde on tue 27 feb 01


Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1579902022/qid%3D983302706/102-
1687114-0522543

If the long URL above wraps around in your window, copy the whole
thing and paste it into your browser's address line to get to it.
They say it's to be published in March.

- Rick Monteverde
Honolulu, HI

>Folks,
>
>New books are just flying in. I just received a preview copy of "The Ceramic
>Glaze Handbook" by Mark Burleson. It's a very well done presentation of
>glazing techniques, process, and methods including mixing and glaze
>application, understanding materials, faults, testing, firing, and more. It
>seems aimed at beginning to intermediate potters and looks like a very
>valuable addition to the available books on the subject. My congratulations
>to Mark. He is the director of The Odyssey Center For the Ceramic Arts and
>many of us know him well.
>
>For more info contact me off CLAYART or call the shop.
>
>Steven Branfman
>The Potters Shop
>31 Thorpe Rd.
>Needham MA 02494, USA
>781 449 7687
>fax: 781 449 9098
>
>______________________________________________________________________________
>Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
>You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
>settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
>Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
>melpots@pclink.com.

Nayfield, Susan (NCI) on tue 27 feb 01


The book willll be available at Books-A-Million for the same price (less for
members), but there's an e-coupon for $5 off a $40 purchase for new
customers if you have any other books to order (Coupon code to enter at
checkout: WELCOME 100

http://www.allbookstores.com/cgi-bin/bam/smartframe.cgi?url==http://www.comm
ission-junction.com/track/track.dll?AID=42121&PID=520726&URL=http://www.book
samillion.com/ncom/books&isbn=1579902022

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Monteverde [mailto:rick@HIGHSURF.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:42 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: new book


Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1579902022/qid%3D983302706/102-
1687114-0522543

If the long URL above wraps around in your window, copy the whole
thing and paste it into your browser's address line to get to it.
They say it's to be published in March.

- Rick Monteverde
Honolulu, HI

>Folks,
>
>New books are just flying in. I just received a preview copy of "The
Ceramic
>Glaze Handbook" by Mark Burleson. It's a very well done presentation of
>glazing techniques, process, and methods including mixing and glaze
>application, understanding materials, faults, testing, firing, and more. It
>seems aimed at beginning to intermediate potters and looks like a very
>valuable addition to the available books on the subject. My congratulations
>to Mark. He is the director of The Odyssey Center For the Ceramic Arts and
>many of us know him well.
>
>For more info contact me off CLAYART or call the shop.
>
>Steven Branfman
>The Potters Shop
>31 Thorpe Rd.
>Needham MA 02494, USA
>781 449 7687
>fax: 781 449 9098
>
>___________________________________________________________________________
___
>Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org
>
>You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
>settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
>
>Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
>melpots@pclink.com.

____________________________________________________________________________
__
Send postings to clayart@lsv.ceramics.org

You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/

Moderator of the list is Mel Jacobson who may be reached at
melpots@pclink.com.

Tom Wirt/Betsy Price on wed 28 feb 01


Subject: Re: new book


> The book willll be available at Books-A-Million for the same price
(less for
> members), but there's an e-coupon for $5 off a $40 purchase for new
> customers if you have any other books to order (Coupon code to enter
at
>bin/bam/smartframe.cgi?url==http://www.comm
>
ission-junction.com/track/track.dll?AID=42121&PID=520726&URL=http:/--O
riginal Message-----
> From: Rick Monteverde
> Subject: Re: new book
>
>
> If the long URL above wraps around in your window, copy the whole
> thing and paste it into your browser's address line to get to it.
> They say it's to be published in March.
>



So Okay... Here we go again.....Steve who spends too much of his life
keeping the best supply of books in pottery available at reasonable
prices, goes out of his way to let us know of a new and valuable book
he has, and immediately we get a bunch of "let's save $1 and order it
online" posts.

Come on folks, support the people who support you! The Potters Shop,
Axner, or your local clay supplier who carries books. These people
are part of our community. The dot.com's are just money machines.

Thanks for the re-rant.

Tom Wirt

Guangzhen Zhou on mon 15 nov 04


New Book just arrived:
Chinese ceramic Cultural Site-A Travelerís Handbook
ISBN 957896418-8
Written by Guangzhen Zhou with the former editor of Ceramic Art magazine
Guanlu Zeng, and English editor Deborah Bouchette. Published by Wu-Shing
Publishing House, Ltd., Taiwan. The full color and 240 pages book is in both
English and Chinese, and contains over 200 of ceramics information for
Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, such as Chinese ceramic historical
kiln sites, ceramic related museums, galleries, studios, schools,
organizations, factories, ceramic magazines, plus some maps of these areas
and other information for travelers.

Retail price: $28,
On sale price: $25, plus S&H,
Distributor's discount 50% off from the retail price.

Please visit our website www.chineseclayart.com for ordering information and
other books of holiday sale.

Happy holidays!

Guangzhen "Po" Zhou
The Chinese Clay Art, USA
PO Box 1733
Cupertino, CA 95015
Tel. 408-343-3919, 408-777-8319, Fax. 408-777-8321
www.chineseclayart.com, chineseclayart@hotmail.com
Art Tools are Part of Art Works.

John Britt on fri 30 dec 05


Hey ya'll,

Since I know you all like to read I thought I would alert you to a new
book I found at Barnes and Noble which, although I haven't finished it,
appears to be quite good.

"Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's
Most Primal Element", by Suzanne Staubach. ISBN: 0-425-20566-5.

It is an overview/history/technical facts/ anecdotal/ inspirational look
at CLAY.

Nicely done (at least as far as I have read).

Hope you like it,

John Britt
www.johnbrittpottery.com

John Britt on fri 30 dec 05


Here is the link:


http://btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?
btob=Y&endeca=1&isbn=0425205665&itm=2

Enjoy,

John Britt
www.johnbrittpottery.com

dianamp@COMCAST.NET on wed 8 sep 10


Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution written by Denis Dutton
lists 12 characteristic features found cross-culturally which define art; h=
e calls them cluster criteria .

1 .Direct pleasure
2. Skill and virtuosity
3, Style
4. Novelty and creativity
5. Criticism
6. Representation
7.Special focus
8. Expressive Individuality
9. Emotional Saturation
10.Intellectual challenge
11. Art traditions and institutions
12. Imaginative Experience

Each one is given a half page or more of explanation.
To read them you will need the book.

Diana Pancioli