Robin Hopper Ceramics: A Lifetime of Works, Ideas and Teachings

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Krause Publications Craft, Jan 4, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 255 pages
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Learn the art of ceramics with a master!

&break;&break;Step into the studio with master artist Robin Hopper as he opens the door to his more than 50-year exploration of ceramics in Robin Hopper Ceramics.

&break;&break;Discover the "hows" and "whys" behind Robin's artistry while he shares his innovative insight, personal reflection and life's work. Robin Hopper Ceramics paints an intriguing self-portrait of the man within the legendary artist, teacher and arts activist as it urges artists to push themselves further in their work.

&break;&break;More than 400 photos and illustrations showcase finished pieces, ideas and instructions ceramists can easily apply to their own work.

&break;&break;Join Robin as he inspires and instructs artists on topics including form, surface, function, design, development and themes. This is the one autobiography that all ceramic artists should have in their studios to exhilarate, educate and encourage them to explore!

 

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Contents

The Foundations of an Artist
11
The Formative Years 19391968
12
Arrival in the New World
36
Go West Young Man
48
Guides Gurus Mentors and Role Models
68
Lifestyle Choices Life as a Journey
78
Survival Tactics
89
The Line of Defense The Functional Range
90
Thoughts About Form
140
Thoughts About Surface
164
Considerations of Color
182
Development of Ideas From Concept to Reality
193
The Line of Attack
194
Work Series Themes and Variations
208
Conclusion
234
Chronology
236

Thoughts about Function Design and Development
106
Concepts of Structure and Embellishment
139

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Page 11 - There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Page 5 - profession.' There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman. In rare moments of inspiration, moments beyond the control of his will, the grace of heaven may cause his work to blossom into art. But proficiency in his craft is essential to every artist.

About the author (2007)

Robin Hopper is an internationally recognized ceramic artist, author, educator, consultant, and garden designer. Born in London and trained there at Croydon College of Art, he has been working as an artist since 1955. Primarily a studio potter, Hopper has developed studios in both England and Canada, and has working experience on four continents. He now makes his home in Victoria, British Columbia. Hopper is the author of The Ceramic Spectrum and Functional Pottery, and the recently updated and expanded the third edition of Clay and Glazes for the Potter, by the late Daniel Rhodes.

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