Spring 2005 Catalog > Antiques
Porcelain and Bone China
This opulent volume examines the individual
qualities of porcelain and bone china and the important roles they
played both within and outside the industrial domain—for potters,
ceramicists, students, collectors, and enthusiasts alike, with 275
176 pp • 8 1/2 x 11 • 276 color photos
693 6 • April • $50.00 Hardcover • The Crowood Press
The beautiful qualities of porcelain and bone
china have fascinated patrons, collectors, and makers for centuries.
These two materials are often perceived as one and the same clay,
for they both possess qualities of whiteness, strength, and
translucency; however, each has its own particular characteristics,
which merit further exploration and discussion. Porcelain is a
well-documented subject, both in traditional and contemporary terms.
Bone china, on the other hand, has historically been labeled an
“industrial” material, which has narrowed its appeal. Porcelain and Bone China redresses the
balance by demonstrating how these clays have played an equally
important role within and outside the industrial domain. Sasha
Wardell studied ceramics at England’s Bath Academy of Art and
Staffordshire Polytechnic as well as the École des Arts Décoratitifs
in Limoges, France.