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Carol McNicoll Tanya Harrod

Carol McNicoll By Tanya Harrod

Carol McNicoll by Tanya Harrod

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In an age of information technology run riot, making things by hand is a supremely anachronistic occupation according to Carol McNicoll. This volume explores the craft of one of Britain's most functional and innovative potters.

Carol McNicoll Summary

Carol McNicoll by Tanya Harrod

Carol McNicoll (b.1943) works within the vessel tradition and alongside other women ceramicists, such as Alison Britton and Elizabeth Fritsch, she helped to transform the British ceramics scene in the late 1970s. McNicoll's objects embody quintessential English eccentricity: china shire horses and toby jugs, for example, are given a surreal twist; teapots appear with three spouts; bowls resemble classic English dishes such as egg and chips. Yet all are functional: a common characteristic that illustrates McNicoll's determination to push back boundaries and to make everyday objects extraordinary. This preoccupation with the unexpected is reflected in the artist's favoured technique, slip casting, primarily an industrial process whose association with replication and mass production is intrinsic to her work. The first book devoted to McNicoll's art, this title brings together biographical and developmental elements to create an in-depth analysis of Carol McNicoll's work. Featuring an interview between the artist and lifelong friend RoseLee Goldberg, this book also provides insights into the period in which the artist emerged, placing McNicoll's work in the context of the worlds of art, fashion and music in the 1970s.

Carol McNicoll Reviews

'... an excellent visual record of her career...' Lesley Jackson, Crafts

About Tanya Harrod

Tanya Harrod is a leading writer, curator and journalist specialising in contemporary craft. She is the author of Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century; one of the leading publications on this genre. A life-long friend of McNicoll's, Harrod is also a major authority on the maker's work. RoseLee Goldberg is a writer and curator specialising in performance art. A champion of McNicoll's work, Goldberg gave the artist her first exhibition.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Carol McNicoll; 'Say it on Pots!' A Conversation with Carol McNicoll; Recent Works; Glossary; Chronology; Selected Exhibitions; Public Collections; Selected Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index of Works.

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Carol McNicoll by Tanya Harrod
Used - Very Good
Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
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