This article appeared in Ceramics Monthly magazine’s February 2010 issue.
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January 20, 2010
The Industry of Making Pots
by Donald Clark
Beginning with the Arts and Crafts movement at the beginning of 19th century, the applied arts have grown in importance and recognition. The Bauhaus philosophy, and the work of many of the designer crafts people who worked and studied there, have driven the applied arts since the middle of the 19th century.
Espresso cups from the winter 2009 collection, Heath Ceramics.
Vases and bowls from the summer 2009 collection, Heath Ceramics.
Potters today who have freed themselves from the constraint that everything must be made by their hands are exploring numerous other avenues to produce their work and get it to market. The models run from a potter working alone using industrial equipment in the studio to the clay designer who, once the piece is designed, never touches it again.
Skippy Medium Ball Lamp, base is 11 in. (28 cm) in diameter, by Jill Rosenwald Studio.
Vice Canisters, to 8¾ in. (22 cm) in height, by Jonathan Adler.
Ferrin Gallery: Seen & Scene