Studio Pottery in New Zealand 1945-1980
This beautifully written and photographed book is a tribute to New Zealand pottery and potters at the height of their craft through the 1960s and 1970s
Veteran potter, curator and writer, Moyra Elliott is joined by curator and art historian, Dr Damian Skinner and renowned photographer, Haru Sameshima to produce Cone Ten Down; a book destined to become an art lovers classic.
In the halcyon days of the ‘60s and 70s, everyone was a potter – or if they weren’t, they certainly knew one. Craft shops were plentiful and the pots produced were earthy in colour and in texture, domestic in scale and intended for use. Potters embraced the rural lifestyle, and the weekend drive to the country became an opportunity for urban dwellers to purchase their own small symbol of the alternative lifestyle.
Sales are via good bookshops like Parsons or local art gallery shops or direct from the publishers... David Bateman Ltd, Tarndale Grove, Bush Road, Albany, Auckland.