Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans By Amber Creswell Bell
Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans By Amber Creswell Bell, Thames & Hudson, $60
Clay is having a bit of a moment. Everywhere you turn from galleries, to Etsy and Instagram, people are making ceramic wonders. In this fast-paced, disposable, digital world there’s still a strong pull to the slow-paced and tangible – slow food, artisan makers and ceramics are being hoisted above our shoulders and cheered. Creswell Bell gathers 53 artists from across the globe to share their varied pieces and passion. From the clean minimalism of Sweden’s Anna Lerinder’s work to the hand-built fantasies of America’s Sean Gerstley’s honky-tonk and conspiracy theory-influenced work, Clay shows the diversity and buoyancy of the scene beautifully.
* We let a sneaky mistake slip through in issue 87 of Yen, we put the wrong price for Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans when it should have said $60.