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Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists

Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists

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The first book to honor the contributions, presence, and experiences of Black artists who are part of the contemporary clay community!

Readers will gain a deeper knowledge of 38 of today's top African American artists in clay, the earlier Black artists who paved their paths, and how their work fits into the 21st-century conversation. donald a clark and Chotsani Elaine Dean begin by grounding us in history and context taking us from the colonial era of South Carolina to the Harlem Renaissance to today!

Exhibit will travel to multiple museums beginning in Fall 2022: Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN), and several more.

Authors are highly respected in the ceramic art field

Reflects a diverse group: these makers range from new to the medium to more experienced and produce everything from tableware to sculpture.

The book features an introduction and an interview with each artist plus more than 300 stunning photos of their work. Sharing their insights in compelling interviews, today’s Black ceramists demonstrate a diversity of studio practices and ways of using clay. Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists is long overdue!

256 pages | Hardcover
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