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Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender

Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

By Weida, Courtney Lee

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This book is a collection of glimpses into the lives and works of fifteen prominent women artists in contemporary ceramics. Spanning multiple genres, generations, and geographies, these potters and ceramic sculptors describe nuances, contradictions, and tensions surrounding their... artworks, artistic processes, and professional lives. Within this text, artistic ambivalences are questioned and analyzed in terms of myriad gender issues. Featured ceramicists include women working in the United States: Maureen Burns-Bowie, Esta Carnahan, Ellen Day, Cara Gay Driscoll, Dolores Dunning, Heidi Fahrenbacher, DeBorah Goletz, Lynn Goodman, Joan Hardin, Beth Heit, Tsehai Johnson, Kate Malone, Norma Messing, Elspeth Owen, and Mary Trainor. The qualitative research summarized within this book draws influence from feminist methodologies and the visual arts methodology of portraiture. Artists, art historians, and art educators interested in ceramics and gender will find detailed discussion of subtle and unexpected persistence of gendered associations within ceramic technology, binaries of gender identity in symbols and traditions of clay, and subtle sexism surrounding ceramics education. At the same time, this text celebrates women's work in ceramics as an often neglected set of perspectives, highlighting the intricate complexities of artistic ambivalences and lived experiences of art within a dynamic dialogue.
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ISBN 9781443828727
Released AU 31 Oct 2011
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781443828727
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Released 31 Oct 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Weida, Courtney Lee
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Art Styles: C 1960 -
Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass
Number of Pages 185
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 212mm
Dewey Code 738.092273
Weight 1,701g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Feminism and art, Feminism in art, Feminist art criticism, Art pottery, American - 21st century, Women potters - United States
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly