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Ceramics Craft Forum: In Conversation


“We want to claim back the word ‘craft’!! We are staging a run of ‘in conversations’ with Art Historian Dr. Jonathan Clarkson in our ceramics archive calling upon the history of ceramics research at Cardiff to identify intersections between ceramics and art with our MA’s hopefully running a little like this . . .”

Dr. Natasha Mayo discussing ‘Sloppy Craft’
Dr. Jon Pigott discussing ‘Crafting Technology’
Theo Humpheries discussing ‘Crafting Humour’
Claire Curneen discussing ‘Crafting Narratives’
Dr. Martyn Woodward ‘The Anthropology of Craft

Delighted that these events will be held  in our Special Collections room using material from the Ceramics Collections and Archives.


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New books now on display

Visit the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library to browse a display of an eclectic mix of books new this month.


The Potter’s Dictionary of Materials & Techniques 738.103 HAM

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust 709.2 COR

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty 709.2 MIL

New Directions in Ceramics: from spectacle to trace 738.0922 DAH

Black Scalpel Cityscapes Damien Hirst 709.2 HIR

Chris Ofili 759.2 OFI

Follow the links to the library catalogue Metsearch to find out more about them, or to reserve a copy.

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New Books and DVDs: Architecture . . . and Ceramics


Cino Zucchi: by Francesca Serrazanetti and MatteoSchubert.  This book, collecting sketches, maquettes, project drawings and notional references from architecture to science or music intermingled in graphic narratives, composes a highly autobiographical and layered manifesto. Theoretical ideas and architectural practice coexist systematically, tracing out Cino Zucchi’s scientific and personal profile (from publisher’s website).

Architects of the Divine: The First Gothic Age. DVD Medieval historian Dr. Janina Ramirez looks back to a time when British craftsmen and their patrons created a new form of architecture…

Grayson Perry’s Dream House. DVD Documentary which charts the creation of Grayson Perry’s riskiest and most personal public artwork of his career: a loving tribute and celebration of his homeland of Essex inspired by his life and the people he grew up among …’A House for Essex’ was commissioned by Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project.

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George Ohr: The Greatest Art Potter on Earth

Ten Japanese Potters and a Tea Ceremony

Troubleshooting for Potters

Phil Rogers: a portfolio


These new items are currently on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library. Available to browse until 9th March after which time they may be borrowed. If you would like to place a reservation, please follow the links to the library catalogue.



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New Ceramics Books

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Firing Kilns by Benedict Brierley and Sustainable Ceramics by Robert Harrison for the New Ceramics Series.

These titles are on display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library until November 18th, after which time they can be borrowed. You can read more about them, or place a reservation, by following the links to the library catalogue.

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New Books: Ceramics and Sculpture


Phil Rogers          Mike Dodd         Lisa Hammond  Clive Bowen      Ken Matsuzaki

Wood Fired CeramicsWood-Fired Ceramics: 100 Contemporary Artists

sculpture2RD: Richard Deacon, Thing Soul: Cathie Pilkington, Beverly Pepper: New Works, Claes Oldenberg: Strange eggs: poems and cutouts, 1956-58, Anthony Caro: The Last Sculptures, XXL ART: When Artists Think Big, Grayson Perry: Playing the Gallery

On display until 10th June after which time they can be borrowed.  Follow the links to the library catalogue to place a reservation.


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New Ceramics Books

This collection of new books reflects the diversity and often overlook range of subject matter within ceramics. Technical, historical, critical and illustrative material is available within this new display and includes:

Edmund de Waal -one of the countries leading ceramic practitioners, this new publication is a wonderful comprehensive survey of his career to date, featuring texts by Emma Crichton-Miller, AS Byatt, Colm Toibin and Peter Carey. It takes you through his ceramic career with a series of essays and analysis revealing the life of de Waal with thoughtful documentation of his studio, major exhibitions and installations.


Firing Thoughts explores the relationship between ceramics and drawing, profiling 21 makers and their diverse use of drawing as a preliminary stage to investigate ideas and themes, including Claire Curneen, Walter Keeler, Susan Halls and Lucie Rie.


Shaping Earth – brings together concepts and practice, with compilation of essays that illustrate a selection of international artists connection to the use of ceramics within architecture and industry. The book examines the relevance of large scale ceramics and the shifting context it occupies.

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New Books

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by | November 18, 2014 · 10:35 am