Jamaican Ceramics: A Historical and Contemporary Survey (Paperback)
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The history of
ceramics is rooted in the history of mankind. Jamaican Ceramics: A Historical and Contemporary Survey is a comprehensive
examination of the development of ceramics from pre-history to the present day.
This visually rich, exciting and authoritative book is an unprecedented survey
which sheds light on the fascinating historical and modern contemporary Jamaican
ceramics. Norma Rodney Harrack, herself a practicing ceramic artist, offers an
expert's insight and provides a valuable resource to ceramists, students,
collectors, enthusiasts and users of ceramics. The chapters each focus on key
thematic areas - from early ceramic history to the influence of European
ceramic practices to the syncreticism and continuity of African Jamaican pottery
traditions - with full discussions on how the canon of Jamaican ceramics has
developed over centuries. Harrack's many years of teaching and investigation
have guided much of the primary research for this project.