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Stephen Bowers

Beyond bravura

Damon Moon, John Neylon, Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers
Stephen Bowers makes pottery that fires the imagination. He combines rich, modern life experiences with skills and traditions that stretch back thousands of years to create complex works full of wonder. From familiar, everyday items, to the transformative alchemy of deluxe and super deluxe bravura museum pieces, his art is acclaimed and collected across Australia and overseas.

This is the first major publication devoted to Stephen Bowers' craft. It shows how the history of his working life as an educator, studio manager and arts administrator melded with his artistic career to produce an original and outstanding contribution to contemporary Australian ceramics. Mapping the artist's inspirations, influences and ideas, detailing the formation and development of his practice, this book discusses his creative techniques and methods, and explains the importance of his collaborative approach to making work. Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura celebrates the intellect, imagination and inventiveness of an original Australian artist whose career extends already over 35 years.

'A long-term, in-depth account of the life and work of an artist...a beautiful book. It is excellent value. Another quality work from Wakefield Press.' - Jill, M/C Reviews
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Category Arts, Architecture and Design
Format Jacketed hardback
Size 280 x 235 mm
ISBN 9781743052327
Extent 160 pages
Price: AU$49.95 including GST
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