The studio ceramics movement has a long and deep history in America, but the story of its development has never been comprehensively told. Martha Drexler Lynn’s American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979 is the first book to fully explore the trends, events, activities, and leading personalities of American studio ceramics. Lynn—the former curator of decorative art at LACMA—builds an in-depth study of the four pivotal decades of studio ceramics development, covering hundreds of individual patrons and artists, including Glen Lukens, Peter Voulkos, Robert Arneson, William Wyman, and many others.

The book is divided into seven chronological essays and includes substantial supplementary material: appendices cataloguing artists, supporters, institutions, and professional associations.



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