Contemporary Black American ceramic artists / Donald A. Clark, Chotsani Elaine Dean.

Clark, Donald A., 1944- [Browse]
  • Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, [2022]
  • ©2022
256 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm


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"Sharing their insights in compelling interviews, 38 of today's Black ceramists demonstrate a diversity of studio practices and ways of using clay, together with more than 300 stunning photos of their work. Especially crucial in light of the times, this book helps disperse the fog of noninclusion. With the goal of giving the artists the recognition long overdue them, donald a clark and Chotsani Elaine Dean begin by grounding us in history and context. The authors take us through time, explaining recent important research from Drayton Hall in South Carolina, for example, and other work that has helped honor the contributions, presence, and experiences of African Americans in ceramic history in America. Bringing us to today, clark and Dean present for each of 38 contemporary ceramic artists an introduction, an interview with the artist, and photos highlighting some of their work. This important and necessary information, with its impact on the medium as a whole, is beautifully and engagingly presented to makers and craft appreciators alike."-- Provided by publisher
  • A gathering: Early makers. Introduction
  • Drayton Hall unearthed: Rouletted colonoware reveals their presence
  • Edgefield, South Carolina: Dave the Potter was not alone
  • Augusta Savage: Artist, educator, trailblazer
  • Doyle Lane: Mid-twentieth-century clay and glaze innovator
  • Arlene Burke-Morgan: Prolific, generous, faithful
  • A new gathering: Contemporary makers. Introduction
  • Larry Allen
  • Ebitenyefa Baralaye
  • Kristina Batiste
  • Tricia Bishop
  • Paul S. Briggs
  • Richard Brown
  • Wesley T. Brown
  • Aaron Caldwell
  • Kimmy Cantrell
  • Danielle Carelock
  • JSTN CLMN, a.k.a. Justin Coleman
  • Chotsani Elaine Dean
  • Morel Doucet
  • Michelle Ettrick
  • Rosa and Winton Eugene
  • Ellamaria A. Foley-Ray, PhD
  • Earline M. Green
  • Aisha Harrison
  • Akinsanya D. Kambon, a.k.a. Mark Teemer
  • David R. MacDonald
  • Jim McDowell, a.k.a. the Black Potter
  • Nathan Murray
  • Sharon Norwood
  • Kyle and Kelly Phelps
  • Stephen Phillips
  • Ashlyn Pope
  • Ashan Pridgon
  • Joann Quiñones
  • Bobby Scroggins
  • Janathel Shaw
  • Keith Wallace Smith
  • Malcolm Mobutu Smith
  • Lydia C. Thompson
  • Paul Andrew Wandless
  • James C. Watkins
  • Adero Willard.
  • 9780764364570 (hardcover)
  • 076436457X (hardcover)
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