9781472528544

Subversive Ceramics

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472528544

  • ISBN10:

    1472528549

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/10/2016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Satire has been used in ceramic production for centuries. Historically, it occurred as a slogan or proverb written into the ceramic surface; as pictorial surface imagery; or as a satirical figurine. The use of satire in contemporary ceramics is a rapidly evolving trend, with many artists subverting or otherwise rethinking familiar historic forms to make a political point.

Claudia Clare examines the relationship between ceramics, social politics, and political movements and the way both organisations and individual artists have used pots - predominantly domestic objects - to agitate among the masses or simply express their ideas. Ninety colour illustrations of various subversive, satirical and campaigning works illustrate her arguments and enliven debate.

Claudia Clare explores work by artists from twenty-one different countries, from 500 BC to the present day. These range range from the French artist Honoré Daumier and the enslaved African-American potter David Drake to contemporary artists including Lubaina Himid, Virgil Ortiz and Shlomit Bauman,
whose work and the means of its production has addressed or commented upon issues such as disputed homelands, identify, race, gender and colonialism.

Author Biography

Claudia Clare is a professional ceramicist and writer, UK. She contributes regularly to Ceramic Review and helped to write The Pot Book (2011).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Defining Subversion and Satire
1. Vice and Folly
2. Objection! A History of Protest
Part Two: Subversion in Contemporary Ceramics
3. The Peasants' Revolt: Form and Message
4. Emancipation: New Methods of Production
5. The Campaigning Trail
Conclusion
Index

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