New Wave Clay by Tom Morris looks at the world's most imaginative ceramicists leading the craft revival

The Haas Brothers ('Accretions', 2016) Image courtesy the artists

New Wave Clay is a global survey of 55 imaginative ceramicists that are leading the craft revival. The new book by Tom Morris features classically trained potters who create design-led pieces, product designers who use clay as a means of creative expression, as well as fine artists, architects, decorators, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers. Their collective output goes far beyond pots into ceramic furniture, sculpture, murals, wall reliefs, small-scale architecture and 3D printing.

As Morris puts it, "clay is nothing new. Our fascination with the material goes back thousands of years and it is no wonder: combine the elemental forces of earth, water and fire, and you have an object that will arguably last forever, long after textiles have dissolved into dust or metal rusted away."

Available to buy via Frame, New Wave Clay is divided into four thematic sections and features special contributions from Edmund de Waal, Hella Jongerius, Grayson Perry, Martin Brudnizki and Sarah Griffin discussing craft, industry, ornament, decorating and collecting. It unpicks the zeitgeist and aesthetic of an exciting discipline with intelligence, insight and indulgence.

To find out more about Morris, visit tom-morris.com.

Ahryun Lee © Angelo Marra. Image courtesy the artist, Angelo Marra and Swing Design Gallery

Ahryun Lee © Angelo Marra. Image courtesy the artist, Angelo Marra and Swing Design Gallery

John Booth © Alastair Strong. Image courtesy the artist and Alastair Strong

John Booth © Alastair Strong. Image courtesy the artist and Alastair Strong

Ashley Hicks. Image courtesy the artist

Ashley Hicks. Image courtesy the artist

Bruce Rowe © Lisa Cohen. Image courtesy the artist and Lisa Cohen

Bruce Rowe © Lisa Cohen. Image courtesy the artist and Lisa Cohen

Cody Hoyt. Image courtesy the artist and Clemens Kois for Patrick Parrish Gallery

Cody Hoyt. Image courtesy the artist and Clemens Kois for Patrick Parrish Gallery

Eric Roinestad. Image courtesy the artist

Eric Roinestad. Image courtesy the artist

Apparatu © Jara Varela. Image courtesy of the artist and Jara Varela

Apparatu © Jara Varela. Image courtesy of the artist and Jara Varela

Derek Wilson. Image courtesy the artist

Derek Wilson. Image courtesy the artist