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

Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

By Weida, Courtney Lee

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: 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 unexpected persistence of gendered associations within ceramic technology, social binaries of gender identity in symbols and traditions of clay, and subtle sexism surrounding ceramics in 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 9781443830218
Published 25 May 2011
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781443830218
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Released 25 May 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format PDF ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Weida, Courtney Lee
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass
Ceramic Art
Number of Pages 179
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 738.092273
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Ceramics artworks, Women potters - United States, Art pottery, American - 21st century, Feminism and art, Feminism in art
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade