American iPottery is a survey of two hundred fifty-six potters with over three thousand gallery and interactive images plus fifty-seven rotatable three-dimensional images. The gallery images expand to fill the iPad screen. The interactive images provide a detailed captioned look at particular aspects of the artists’ pottery. Email links and website links are provided. Each potter has an artist’s statement and brief autobiographical text. This book may be useful to collectors, teachers and students interested in contemporary American pottery. Eight hundred twenty-six pages.
Ibooks and art work are a relatively new combination, and Kevin Hluch does a great job at bringing together a compendium of voices, images and ideas in American iPottery. There are some real perks to an iBook, like the three dimensional spinning option of specific pots. The content is lush, and full of great images. I would like to have seen more probing interviews and information of the featured artists. Still I am pleased to own this book.
What a wonderful visual resource to have! The 3D component to view certain pots is very useful and the artists in this book have a diverse range of working methods in their studio practice. I would recommend this book highly! Once again Kevin Hluch offers a dynamic look into contemporary work within the ceramic arts.
American I pottery
Great resource on American pottery today. Easily accessible information, high quality images, very informative material is covered on each artist featured. Great collection of artists as well!