Earth & Fire - from clay to kiln, and all the techniques in between, this book is an exploration of the techniques and processes of over 45 working potters. Earth and fire represent the two elements that produce a ceramic object. Together they create both practical objects and works of art.
Creating everything from wood-fired and fine porcelain wares; sculptural vases; everyday cups, bowls and plates; to jewelry and wall pieces, these artists work in a wide variety of styles and mediums to create their ceramics.
Although the methods vary, the overall feeling is that the earth and fire that the artists use to make their objects are the ultimate masters. Just when they think they know one thing, the clay, glaze and heat will teach them something else. There will always be more to learn.
Kylie Johnson is a Brisbane-based ceramic artist, gallery owner and writer. Over the past 10 years she has curated more than fifteen exhibitions of both Australian and Japanese artists in her studio. Kylie has published two books of poetry and a collection of quotes from her ceramic work
Tiffany Johnson has spent her professional life in book production for over twenty years. During the same period, she has been by her sister Kylie Johnson's side and worked on ceramic exhibitions and projects.
Dimensions: 28 x 24 cm
Authors: Kylie Johnson, Tiffany Johnson