Books and Magazines

Browse the CAA bookshelf for inspiration & technical information

At CAA we offer a 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 to see if we have what you are looking for, or if not, we may be able to order it for you.

We also stock a range of contemporary craft and arts magazines: Ceramic Art & Perception, Ceramic Review, Crafts, Embroidery, New Ceramics, Selvedge

Exhibition Catalogues to buy online

Use the 'Buy' button below each publication, price includes UK first class postage, please contact the gallery for international shipping.

CAA at 70 years, £2

21cm x 15cm fold-out leaflet to celebrate
our 70th anniversary, with history on CAA
by Tanya Harrod, published by CAA, 2019
Buy now with £0.75 UK postage


Home from Home, £10

An A4, 44 page colour catalogue featuring essays by co-curator Kochevet Bendavid, our executive director Christine Lalumia, writer Robert Teed and art critic David Whiting as well as profiles on each of the exhibiting ceramicists. Published by CAA, 2017
Buy now with £2 UK postage


Resonance, £2

29.5x13.5cm, foldout booklet, published by CAA, 2015. Buy with £0.75 UK postage


Jacqueline Mina, Touching Gold, £5

21x15cm, 44 pages, published by The Scottish Gallery, 2011. Buy with £1.50 UK postage


Todo Sobre Mi Padre - Nicholas Arroyave-Portela, £5

20x24cm, 16 pages, published by CAA, 2010. Buy with £1.50 UK postage


Felicity Aylieff – Working to Scale, £5

20x24cm, 16 pages, published by CAA, 2009. Buy now with £1.50 UK postage


Silvermaker, £2.50

21x15cm, 12 page booklet, published by CAA, 2009. Buy now with £1 UK postage


Urban Field, £8.99

21x21cm, 76 pages, published by the Crafts Study Centre, 2007. Buy now with £2 UK postage


Richard Batterham: A Life in Pots, £2

21x15cm fold-out leaflet with essay by Tanya Harrod, words by Richard Batterham and a chronology of his life and work, published by CAA, 2016
Buy now with £0.75 UK postage


Bloomin’ Jewels, £5

20x24cm, 32 page colour catalogue with introduction by Corinne Julius and Christine Lalumia produced by CAA, 2017
Buy now with £1.50 UK postage


Tradition and Innovation: Five decades of Harrow Ceramics, £10

25.5x20cm, 80 pages, published by the University of Westminster, 2012. Buy now with £2 UK postage


Perspectives - Patrons and Contemporary Objects, £10

22.5x22cm, 48 pages, published by CAA, 2013. Buy now with £2 UK postage


The Bolingbroke Hospital: A View Backwards, £10

20x24cm, 12 pages, published by CAA, 2012. Buy now with £1.50 UK postage


Drawing with Objects, £2.50

21x15cm, 12 page booklet, published by CAA, 2010. Buy with £1 UK postage


The Stuff of Memory – Simone ten Hompel, £8

20x24cm, 14 pages, published by CAA, 2010. Buy now with £1.50 UK postage


The Earrings Book, Yvonne Kulagowski, £14.99

Signed copy, 23x16cm, 144 pages, published by A&C Black, 2007, part of the ‘Jewellery Handbook’ series. Buy now with £2 UK postage


New titles to be found on the CAA bookshelf…

The Furniture of Rupert Williamson, £35

Celebrating the work of one of the foremost designer-craftsmen of furniture working today, this extensively illustrated book surveys his work from 1962 up to date with foreword by Mary La Trobe-Bateman. A 184 page, 25x29cm, hard bound book published by Duval & Hamilton, 2014

Susan O’Byrne: Five Sisters and a Family Tree, £10

A 28 page catalogue exploring a new body of work by Susan O’Byrne with foreword by Philip Hughes. Published by Ruthin Craft Centre 2015

Making & Drawing by Kyra Cane, £30

Makers across all disciplines draw in some form or another, but often for diverse reasons, and using very different methods. This lavishly illustrated and thoughtfully constructed book sheds new light on contemporary artists' practice. It is an essential read for visual arts students, artists, and anyone who wants to know more about the secret stories behind the creation of these works.

Beyond Parnham, £35

The celebration of an educational phenomenon that inspired a generation of designers and furniture makers. With introduction by Sir Nicholas Frayling, essays by John Makepeace and Lesley Jackson, and contributions by 100 Parnham alumni. A 184 page, hard bound book, limited edition 1000 copies, published 2017

Painting with Smoke, David Roberts Raku Potter, £35

The only publication on this important ceramic artist, this expanded second edition discusses the developments in the last decade and highlights Roberts’ increasing stature as an international figure in contemporary ceramics.

Fabric Pictures: A Workshop with Janet Bolton, £20

In Fabric Pictures Janet shows you how to create beautiful pictures on fabric. Taking you through her personal method, she will guide you to find the inspiration around you and teach you how to turn your creativity into a textile project and develop your personal ‘voice’.

Please contact the shop for further information on +44 (0)20 7620 0086 or email us.




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