This ‘magnificent’ title is a catalogue of the V&A’s collection of 20th-century and contemporary British ceramics, published in conjunction with Thames & Hudson. Studio Ceramics is the primary reference source for 20th-century and contemporary British studio ceramics, and a record of the national collection of British ceramics held at the V&A. Running to 416 pages and with over 900 images, the book is split into three sections: an overview of the history of studio ceramics in Britain by author Alun Graves (Senior Curator, Ceramics and Glass 1900–now, at the V&A); a visual timeline of British ceramics; and closing with an illustrated A–Z of artists featuring over 300 ceramic artists past and present. The book was a huge undertaking for all those involved and the directory alone ran to nearly 250 pages, which was set and built as one single extent of running text. The front cover features a pot, dating from 1994, by the late ceramicist John Ward and utilises bronze metallic ink which is carried over into the endpapers and matching foil-blocking on the case.
Client: Thames & Hudson in conjunction with the V&A
Author: Alun Graves
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Extent: 416 pp
Size: 234 × 278 mm