In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything the cups range from handbuilt to wheel thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square Benjamin Schulman s Stacked Teacup Set takes a strictly functional approach, while Heather O Brien s Dessert Cups on Stand focuses on aesthetic form rather than usefulness Annette Gates Espresso Shot Cups with Rubies has a surface design of simple abstract lines and dots of glaze and jewels Some are whimsical, others starkly conceptual Every one is a treat for the eye....
|Title||:||500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace (A Lake Ceramics Book)|
|Publisher||:||Lark Crafts 1st edition February 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||408 pages|
|File Size||:||661 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace (A Lake Ceramics Book) Reviews
Like so many of the Lark books, this one is filled with, you guessed it, 500 photos. Nicely dnone I might add (I am a commercial photographer who dabbles in ceramics to keep myself sane...ish). Now I must admit that I didn't actually count the photo's to see if there are exactly 500, but I'll bet the editor did.
This book, like all the "500" books I have seen, is utterly beautiful. I find it inspiring both visually and conceptually. The chosen subjects are thought provoking and artistically sumptuous examples of ceramic art.
This book has stunning photos and no shortage of cup inspiration. There is very little detail about how each cup was actually made in terms of process, but they do give brief firing descriptions and sometimes a hint at the glaze or oxide/stain used. A great resource for every potter to have in their library.
I've got almost all of the 500 books. I was disappointed when the packaging came to me ripped open.
the book is worth the money, even if your library is well stocked.
Anyone who thinks there is very little difference between one cup and another would have that notion blown away by simply flipping open any page of this book. When the teacher of a local community college pottery course saw this book, she asked everyone in her classes to refer to it before beginning to design their next cup projects. It opened their minds to some of the infinite possibilities available to practitioners of the potter's craft.
I am an avid potter and I love to look and get ideas from these "500 " ceramic books. The pieces are unique, clever and beautiful. This is my favorite of the series so far.