Michael Cardew And The West Country Slipware Tradition

01 May 2007

A full review will follow on publication in June, but from our initial information this looks to be another excellent book to read and enjoy from John Edgeler, with aomw great images of pieces raely seen. I set out below the chapter descriptions. The book will be launched in conjuction with a major exhibition of Micheal Cardews work - see News Page for full details.

Summary of Chapters and Appendices:

1 Cardew And The Philosophy Of Craft
2 ~ A Brief Introduction Setting The Scene ~
2 Country Potteries And Their Community
3 ~ A Short Chapter On The Changing Role Of The Country And Rural Potter ~
3 The Ceramic Heritage Of The West Country
4 ~ A Brief Chapter Looking At Traditional Forms ~
4 Bideford, Fremington And The Fishley Family
4 ~ An Illustrated Chapter Covering The Essence Of The Devon Pottery Tradition ~
5 Edwin Beer Fishley: An Illustrated Overview
5 ~ An Illustrated Coverage Of The Wares Of 'The Last Peasant Potter' ~
6 Eric Gill, Ditchling And The Nobility Of Craft
6 ~ A Full Overview Of The Ditchling Craft Community Of The 1920s ~
6 ~ An Analysis Of Its Impact On Cardew, Leach And The Studio And Mingei Movements ~
7 Cardew In The West Country And At St Ives
7 ~ Cardew's Earlier Years And University Life ~
7 ~ Cardew At The Leach Pottery In St Ives ~
7 ~ An Analysis Of St Ives Slipwares With Examples By Leach, Cardew & Hamada ~
8 Cardew At Winchcombe: An Illustrated Analysis
8 ~ The Largest Chapter (C 7,000 Words) ~
8 ~ A Structured Review Of All Main Slipware Forms Made At Winchcombe ~
8 ~ Some 80 Pots Described And Illustrated In Full Colour ~
9 WW2 And The Desertion Of Slipware: A Postscript
9 ~ The Circumstances Of Cardew Leaving Winchcombe ~
9 ~ A Brief Overview Of His Work At 4 Subsequent Potteries With Illustrations ~

A: Cardew Forms And Decoration
~ An Analysis Of His Main Forms And Their Likely Inspiration, Together With Marks And Monograms ~
B: Quotes And Reflections On Cardew
~ By Potters, Contemporaries And Writers ~
C: Interpretative Charts
~ Visual Guides To The Key Studio Potters And Their Traditional Influences ~
D: Bibliography Listed By Subject
E: A Cardew And Slipware Glossary

Publication Date: June 2007
Price: 19.99
Binding: Paperback - 144 Pages In Full Colour With Some 140 New Studio Quality Illustrations
Publisher: Cotswolds Living Publications
Edition: 1st

Please mention www.studiopottery.co.uk when contacting the publisher.