In this book, Dr. Graham McLaren considers one of the liveliest areas of the decorative arts to emerge during the second half of the twentieth century. The new approaches to glassmaking that evolved during the 1960s liberated glassmaking from the factory and placed it in the hands of individual glassmakers. The result has been a glassmaking movement that has produced colourful, innovative and exciting work. Concentrating on the British context, this book provides an introduction to the work of significant contemporary makers along with the themes and ideas that have shaped their work.
Table of Contents
Introduction A rich past Technology and creativity From craft towards art Further reading Place to visit
Dr Graham McLaren teached the history of ceramics and glass at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent. He is also the author of other Shire books, including 'Ceramics of the 1950s' and 'ceramics of the 1960s'.