Studio Arts – Ceramics Research
Background Information: Selected Sources Available in the IAIA Library
|The Ceramic Glaze Handbook : Materials, Techniques, Formulas||738.144 B961c|
|Ceramic Technology for Potters and Sculptors||666.6 C965c|
|Contemporary Ceramics||738.09 P485c|
|Postmodern Ceramics||738.09 D331p|
|The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques||REF 738 C834e|
|Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery and Directory of Artists||REF 738.092 B496p|
|Southern Pueblo Pottery : 2000 Artist Biographies||REF 738.092 S291s|
|St. James Guide to Native North American Artists||REF 709.22 S143|
|The Dictionary of Art||REF 703 D554 (34 volumes)|
Search the library catalog for books on your topic or thesis, using relevant keywords.
Visit the library’s stacks and browse call number areas:
- 730- Plastic arts, Sculpture
- 731- Processes, forms, subjects of sculpture
- 738- Ceramic arts
Also check the NC shelves (far right of collection stacks) for non-circulating books in the same call number ranges.
Selected List of Periodicals (located near the Library Study Rooms)
- American Craft
- Ceramics, art and perception
- Ceramics monthly
- Ceramics technical
- Clay times
- Crafts Report
Library Databases (Newspaper & Journal articles)
- Academic Search Premier: A multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications.
- ARTstor: Contains approximately 300,000 images of art, architecture and archeology from a wide range of cultures and time periods.
- Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA): Comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.
- GALE Cengage —Expanded Academic ASAP: Includes research, reviews, full-text articles.
- GALE Cengage- Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.
- JSTOR: An electronic archive of full-text articles from Arts & Humanities journals.
- Project Muse: Scholarly, full-text articles in the arts and humanities.
Search for the Artist’s Own Reflections
Some suggested subject headings to find material presented in the artist’s own words:
- Use the artist’s name as an author search (last name, first name)
- Use the artist’s name as a subject search (last name, first name)
- Combine the artist’s name with these terms
- Note: When searching most databases, it is possible to search the singular and plural forms of terms by using an asterisk (*). For example: diar*, interview*, journal*.
Thinking & Writing About Art
|A Short Guide to Writing About Art||808.0667 B261s 2008|
|Writing About Art||808.06 S275w|
|Writing for the Visual Arts||808.0667 M478w|
|The Critique Handbook : A Sourcebook and Survival Guide||REF 701.18 B982c|