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500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace (500 Series)

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In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art--as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to s ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Lark Books
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Tina
Sep 14, 2014 Tina rated it liked it
I borrowed this book for inspiration for a surface decoration pottery class I was taking. I love the simplicity of this series of 500 books: they have great pictures and minimal descriptions of the work and materials/methods used.

I was a little underwhelmed by the book's collection, but still found a handful of pieces I really liked and a few artists to look up for more inspiration.
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Mar 20, 2008 Yvonne rated it really liked it
I love seeing other people's work and these 500 series by Lark includes wonderful photos of such a wide variety of work. It includes such a convenient range from wild, funky non-functional to simple, beautiful functional forms.
Smellsofbikes
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more than a third of these looked like the sculptors had made them with their feet. There were a few beautiful ones.
The least attractive in this series so far.
Darcy
Mar 21, 2009 Darcy added it
do picture books count? because this one is badass, it came in handy as a source of inspiration when I was a ceramics major in college
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Suzanne Tourtillott was born in post-war Germany but lives and works, happily, in Asheville, North Carolina. After studying and then teaching fine art and commercial photography, she turned to writing arts journalism for periodicals and, ultimately, to writing and editing craft books. Suzanne has edited more than 50 titles in jewelry, ceramics, needle crafts--even poetry. Her business/Twitter is @ ...more
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