Contemporary Ceramic Art


A companion volume to Unravelled and Threads, featuring the work of ninety artists at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.


ISBN: 9780500295786 Category:

Charlotte Vannier, Véronique Pettit Laforet


No longer considered merely decorative, ceramic art has broken free from the dusty display cases to which it was once relegated and is now taking centre stage in contemporary galleries.

Although often integrating traditional modelling, firing and glazing techniques into their output, the 90 artists featured here invite us to look at ceramics in a different way. Whether creating monumental installations or intricate miniatures, imaginary beasts or life-size human figures, they subtly blur the borders between art and craft, sometimes conceiving witty or unnerving twists on traditional ceramic forms, sometimes using cutting-edge technology, conceptual thinking and new platforms to push the boundaries of clay and broaden its appeal.

Packed with works that are questioning and provocative, disturbing and seductive, this is an exciting overview of a booming field.

Additional information

Weight 1475 g
Dimensions 28 x 22.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 23 July 2020
Number of pages 360
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 28 x 22.1 cm
Weight 1475 g


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Charlotte Vannier is a designer, copywriter and stylist. She is the author of several books on art and crafts for adults and children, including Unravelled and Threads. Véronique Pettit Laforet is an artist.