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.