New Wave Clay

Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture



ISBN: 9789492311245 Category:

Tom Morris


New Wave Clay unpicks the zeitgeist and aesthetic of an exciting discipline with intelligence, insight and indulgence.

Against the backdrop of the digital age and shiny screens, a whole new generation of craftspeople, designers and artists are realizing the pleasure of working with clay and bringing a fresh perspective to the material. Today, there is a lively crossover between craft, design, sculpture and technology that is rethinking ceramics: what you can make with it, what it looks like and who makes it.

New Wave Clay is a global survey of 55 imaginative ceramicists that are leading this craft revival. They include classically trained potters who create design-led pieces, product designers who use clay as a means of creative expression, as well as fine artists, architects, decorators, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers. Their collective output goes far beyond pots into ceramic furniture, sculpture, murals, wall reliefs, small-scale architecture and 3D printing.

The book is divided into four thematic sections and features special contributions from Edmund de Waal, Hella Jongerius, Grayson Perry, Martin Brudnizki and Sarah Griffin discussing craft, industry, ornament, decorating and collecting.

New Wave Clay is an image-led, dynamic study of the exciting new generation jumpstarting this age-old art.

Additional information

Weight 1340 g
Dimensions 20.9 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Frame Publishers
Publication date 1 July 2018
Number of pages 296
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.9 x 27.4 cm
Weight 1340 g


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Tom Morris is a London - based writer, editor and content consultan t. He writes about design, craft and architecture for numerous titles including Architectural Digest , FT Weekend, i - D , Newsweek and Departures. Tom acted as design editor at Tyler Brule's Monocle magazine for many years and remains a contributing editor th ere. Tom is the author of The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs (Gestalten, 2016), and he also edited The Monocle Guide To Cosy Homes (2015). He was also the host of more than 100 episodes of the Section D design podcast on iTunes. Commer cial clients have included Louis Vuitton, Lexus, Uniqlo and Soho House.