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Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.

Competition: win a book exploring the revival of urban ceramics

Dezeen is giving away five copies of Urban Potters: Makers in the City – a book documenting the revival of ceramics in London, Copenhagen, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.

Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters: Makers in the City documents the revival of ceramics in six major cities

Written by design journalist Katie Treggiden and published by Ludion, the book introduces 28 young ceramicists in their six respective cities – exploring their work, studios and inspiration.

The book introduces 28 young ceramicists – including Helen Levi – and explores their work, studios and inspiration

The book also maps out the shift from the standardisation and mass-manufacturing of pottery, to the revived interest in handmade ceramics – which has seen Turner prize-winning Assemble "squish" coloured clays to create one-of-a-kind products, and Alissa Volchkova create porcelain bowls that look like paint blobs.

"In an age when we devote so much of our time to devouring digital information and imagery on screens, it's inevitable that the spontaneity of craftsmanship seems increasingly appealing," said Treggiden.

Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
The book also maps out the shift from the standardisation and mass-manufacturing of pottery, to the revived interest in handmade ceramics

As well as giving insight into handmade ceramics into the various cities, the book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade pottery in the six cities featured.

"The book comprises six chapters – London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, New York, Sydney and São Paulo – cities chosen for their vibrant ceramics scenes," said Treggiden.

"For each one, I have written an introductory essay telling just one of the many stories of pottery in that city and then profiled some of the most exciting contemporary studio potters working in each city today," she continued. "My hope in doing so is to tell a more inclusive story of clay, recognising the diversity of its craftsmen – and women."

In the book, Treggiden explore London, Tokyo, New York, Sydney, São Paulo and Copenhagen – the home of Studio Arhoj, which creates colourful creature-like ceramics

Dezeen is giving away five copies of the book, which is also available to purchase on Amazon for £20.40.

Competition closes 27 October 2017. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.

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Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.
Urban Potters by Katie Treggiden, published by Ludion.