George Shadford elevates sculpture to political and social commentary with his adroitly executed sculptures. This book discusses the motivation and showcases examples that display the exactitude of a political cartoonist working in clay.
FRYE CANADIAN CERAMICIST COLLECTION
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15th 2013
The First 6 in the Series
The six titles illustrated are the first in a series of books celebrating the talent of contemporary Canadian ceramic artists. The artists selected have exhibited excellence in their career trajectory that has culminated in the body of work illustrated. The Frye Canadian Ceramicist Collection’s goal is to acquaint collectors and art lovers to the often unheralded Canadian Artists working in the clay medium. What they are not is as important as what they are. These are not how-to books though the chosen artists are masters of their chosen technique. These books instead address the motivation of artists who pursue their artistic vision in a technically demanding medium. The intent of the series is to further enrich those interested in the clay arts by acquainting them with the intimacy of the narrative of the artist and to encourage others to support ceramic arts.
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell is a frequent guest lecturer on the Axis of Art, aka the triad relationship of Creator – Connector – Collector. He is also a recognized expert in the field of Contemporary Canadian Ceramic Art. His most recent book Walter Dexter – The Torso Masterworks was published by Ronald P. Frye Publishers in 2012. He is also the owner of Canada’s largest Contemporary Canadian Ceramic Gallery located in London, Ontario. His particular interest is the motivation of the creator; telling the story.
Jackie Noble is a free lance photographer in London, Ontario who specializes in product portraiture. Well known in the industry for her dedication to quality she is a favourite among artists requiring photographic documentation of the work.