500 Cups

500 Cups

Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace

Book - 2004
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In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art--as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. Benjamin Schulman's "Stacked Teacup Set" takes a strictly functional approach, while Heather O'Brien's "Dessert Cups on Stand" focuses on aesthetic form rather than usefulness. Annette Gates' "Espresso Shot Cups with Rubies" has a surface design of simple abstract lines and dots of glaze and jewels. Some are whimsical, others starkly conceptual. Every one is a treat for the eye.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, a division of Sterling Pub. Co., c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579905934
Branch Call Number: 738.8 F56t
Characteristics: 408 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
Alternative Title: Five hundred cups


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May 17, 2017

I was expecting more from this volume....flipping through the pages made me think the editor or judge has one ideal pottery cup in mind; a rustic cup with brown coloured glazes.

I would say approximately 50% of the cups in this book fall into this category, and are even difficult to differentiate from one artist to the next at times.

Take a look at the teapot volume instead...Different judge, and so a wide variety of shapes and styles were included.

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