Author(s): Wang Shaoqiang
An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colours and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.