Artists are increasingly interested in producing work that is not only beautifully designed and produced, but is also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In Sustainable Ceramics, pioneer Robert Harrison draws on more than four decades of making, and a wealth of experience shared by other artists to present practical possibilities for ceramic artists.
This book covers all the factors to consider when going ‘green’, from fuels and alternative firing technology to energy-saving methods, sustainable ways to collect and use clay itself, and ways to deal with or recycle waste materials and save water. He suggests simple and achievable methods by which to reduce the carbon footprint of ceramic art, and draws on interviews and examples throughout by practitioners who reclaim, reuse and recycle in their studio or work.
Sustainable Ceramics is an essential resource for any ceramicist, studio or school looking for ideas on how to reduce the impact of their practice on the environment.
About the Author
Robert Harrison has been a ceramic artist and educator for nearly 40 years. He has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Archie Bray Foundation as well as NCECA and is a lifetime member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) and a founding artist member of the World Association of Brick Artists (WABA). His work is held in collections and sculpture parks throughout the world, including Italy, China, Denmark, Australia, the UK and the USA. He lives and works in Montana.