The Library offers a selection of writings and ceramic/pottery images especially useful to the student and amateur interested on research and on broadening their technical, visual and aesthetic vocabulary.
CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC & POTTERY IMAGES
A selection of modern ceramic and pottery images from some of the best and well known artists throughout the world. From domestic pots like bowls, jugs, teapots, platters, vases, and inspiring vessel forms to architectural ceramic and figurative or abstract sculpture.
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ARTISTS OF MODERN ITALIAN CERAMICS
Twentieth century ceramics in Italy has been extremely rich both in the number of artists and diversity of expression and represents a unique fusion of great tradition and contemporary visions. This selection is not complete but it gives an idea of the diversity and vitality expressed trough the art of clay in the country.
Notes and papers on specific subjects dealing with technical issues. From terra sigillata and paper clay to glaze research and kiln building and firing. This notes are taken from the ceramic and pottery courses held at La Meridiana over the years. They are particularly useful to both the serious amateur and the professional.
CRITICAL & PHILOSOPHICAL
Essays of critical and philosophical nature. They are intended as an intellectual stimulus to the understanding of ceramic art in it’s complexity. The domestic pot in modern time: is it art or craft, vessel or sculpture?