Major Works by Leading Ceramists
What motivates and inspires the finest porcelain artists working today? Forty internationally celebrated masters reveal their secrets, explaining just how they work with this incredibly demanding ceramic material, prized for its pristine beauty. Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is what clay potters usually graduate to only after years of honing their skills.
This diverse collection showcases the results of that dedication, and the versatility is simply breathtaking: Claire Curneen presents highly emotive, tactile figurative forms. Edmund de Waal's elegant celadon site-specific vessel installations are renowned for their meditative presence. Harlan House's finely carved vessels take inspiration from nature's organic forms, while Bodil Manz's eggshell porcelain cylinders are so translucent that you can sometimes discern light and shadow passing through the walls of his pots.
Richard Burkett brings his extensive knowledge of all things ceramic to his role as juror of this exquisite collection. He founded Wild Rose Pottery in 1973, created salt-glazed pottery for 10 years, and currently, works with a wide range of materials, including functional stoneware and mixed-media sculpture. Burkett has an MFA in both ceramics and photography, and is a Professor of Art at San Diego State University.