500 Animals in Clay
Contemporary Expressions of the Animal FormBook - 2006
No other volume has ever presented such a diverse and captivating collection of contemporary animal-themed ceramics. Juried by distinguished artist and educator Joe Bova, this magnificent gallery includes pieces from an international group of artists; the beautifully crafted works range from the representational to the abstract, from artful realism to provocative surrealism (including animal-human hybrids). Ann Marais' image of a waterfowl painted onto a porcelain dish has a restrained, Asian quality. Sharkus' painted and smoke-fired stoneware turtle could easily be mistaken for the living creature. Bova provides astute and illuminating commentary overall, with selected artists' notes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Lark Books, c2006
Characteristics: 423 p. : ill. ; 20 x 21 cm
Alternative Title: Five hundred animals in clay