by Michael Flynn
Rutgers University Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-0-8135-3205-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-6809-6
Library of Congress Classification NK4660.F58 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 738.0922


Figurative ceramics is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of art today. Though ceramics has been unfashionable in the past, the last twenty-five years have seen a worldwide resurgence of interest in this art form among artists, galleries, and the public.

In this book, Michael Flynn looks back at the last twenty-five years and selects over one hundred of the most important artists working with ceramic figures. He also includes ceramicists from earlier in the century whose work has had an influence on the subject. The work ranges from porcelain to raku and from the small to the monumental.

Ceramic Figures is arranged alphabetically by last name, giving a thumbnail sketch of the artist and showing a variety of the artist’s work. Major galleries and collections where the pieces appear are also included. The result is a spectacular international survey of this most captivating of subjects.

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