Books and magazines

CAA offers an extensive range of books on applied arts. From technical guides to monographs and exhibition catalogues on many makers.

The range of titles is being developed all the time so please give us a call and we can see if we have what you are looking for in stock or we may be able to order it for you.

We are also planning to have some special editions signed by the makers so watch this space for our latest offers.

We also stock a range of contemporary craft and arts magazines. Again, this is an area we are developing so do please contact us if you are looking for a specific title.

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New Books

Making and Drawing
by Kyra Cane

It is common knowledge that artists of all kinds often make preparatory sketches before they create a work, but in fact this is only one of the ways in which artists are required to draw. Makers across all disciplines draw in some form or another, but often for diverse reasons, and using very different methods.

Informed by interviews with artists across a broad range of disciplines, and often with special access to their sketchbooks and studios, Kyra Cane explores the many ways in which artists use drawing to inform, inspire and create their work. She describes how makers draw to record source material, as a form of planning, to develop surface decoration and three-dimensional forms, as a way of thinking about and reflecting on their work, and how they use new technology.

Lavishly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed, Making and Drawing sheds new light on contemporary artists' practice. It is an essential read for visual arts students, artists who want to use drawing differently or explore its potential in their practice, and anyone who wants to know more about the secret stories behind the creation of these works.


Ceramics Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker  
by Louisa Taylor

Ceramics is a beautiful and authoritative reference book by a multi-award-winning ceramicist. Comprehensive and visually arresting, it is a compelling examination of ceramics design, materials and techniques. Ceramics is the first title in a new range of books, the Contemporary Craft Collection.

The book walks the reader through the entire ceramic design process. It examines traditional methods alongside gorgeous contemporary styles and adaptations, to offer a unique and inspirational insight into the art and craft of ceramics for today’s artisan.

Interviews with leading international designers provide an understanding of the range of different working methods, materials, and developing techniques. Ceramics features step-by-step workshops, 700 full-colour illustrations and photographs and instructions on ceramic methods and techniques. The comprehensive resource section details the practicalities of learning about and selling ceramics in the contemporary market.

Louisa Taylor is a multi-award-winning ceramicist based in London. Alongside producing and selling her own range of internationally successful tableware, Louisa also teaches at the University of Brighton, and she is a professional member of the Crafts Potters Association and Contemporary Applied Arts.




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