Is the result of a four year research project which has exposed a number of previously unheralded potters
and re-assessed the work of others. The first major publication in 17 years to explore this subject, it will quickly become a benchmark in Australian decorative arts publishing.
Edited by Kevin Fahy, John Freeland, Keith Free and Andrew Simpson, Australian Art Pottery 1900-1950 includes nine thematic essays and over 118 authoritative biographies of the best art potters. The scholarly text is sharply focused by more than 480 colour images of carefully selected objects chosen from the best public and private collections of pottery in the country. Many examples are illustrated here for the first
Reflecting a commitment to excellence, both the essays and biographies are prepared by 23 of Australia's most accomplished art historians, curators, critics and collectors. Essay themes include the Brisbane’s Harvey School by Glenn Cooke; Art Pottery and China Painting in Western Australian: A few Tall Poppies
by Dorothy Erickson; The Sydney Technical College Arts and Crafts School by Keith Free; Industrial Art Pottery an Early and Enduring Presence and Indigenous Reference in Australian Pottery: Appropriation, Adapation and Abstraction by John Freeland; The Emergence of Studio Pottery and the Folk Craft
Modernists by Noris Ioannou; Studio Pottery in Tasmanian by Glenda King; Melbourne Studio Pottery of
the 1930s: The Melbourne Tech Group by Terence Lane; and Merric Boyd and the Murrumbeena Pottery
by Joe Pascoe.