This volume offers a celebration of 50 contemporary artists from around the world who have chosen to create the human form in clay. The text includes a detailed account of each artist's work, along with biographical details and descriptions of working methods. Each artist has been asked to nominate a major source of inspiration - whether another artist or key work, in any medium and from any culture - giving the reasons for their choice. The resulting illustrations - ranging from the Willendorf Venus to a Michelangelo Pieta - combine with photographs of the artists' work to make this a book that should inform and inspire.
Jane Waller has been making Millefiori and Raku ceramics since the seventies. She began her training at the Oxfordshire Art College before going on to do a BA in Sculpture at Hornsey Art College and then an MA in Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. This is Jane's second book for Crowood - Colour in Clay being the first.