The Newark Museum of Art
Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics From Function to Fantasy
A gloriously illustrated book celebrates the "ordinariness" of ceramics created from 1940 onward by showcasing pottery that "expresses the way in which objects and everyday life interact in human culture." Well-known artists such as Maija Grotell, Bernard Leach, Rose Gonzales, Beatrice Wood, Glen Lukens, Michael Cardew, Peter Voulkos, and Hans Coper are on hand, but much of the work displayed and considered comes from relatively unknown pottery artists whose work exhibits the qualities of "beauty, utility and wisdom." Ulysses Dietz, curator of decorative arts at the Newark Museum, discusses what he terms the beautiful pot, the classic pot, the painterly pot, the sculptural pot, the useful pot, the narrative pot, the worshipful pot, and the impossible pot in his illuminating text, and teapots, covered and open vessels, small pots, vases, and bottles.
- Author: Ulysses Dietz
- 208 pages