Large scale ceramics demand a number of considerations that do not concern most ceramists: kiln size, assembling, weatherproofing and installation are some of the things that must be taken into account. Large-scale Ceramics discusses these issues as well as giving advice on obtaining and handling commissions.
Well-illustrated with images depicting large scale works from many parts of the world and the process of their construction, it is written in a lively and entertaining style suitable for anyone with an interest in ceramics and includes examples of the authors′ work over a 20 year period.
Robison states "My own fascination with large scale probably stems from making sculptures in other materials and the experience of creating works intended for Michigan gardens (those occasionally vast spaces known as front or backyards). Using wood or metal structures, it was relatively easy to create sculptures on a scale to dwarf the onlooker. Under such circumstances I think it has always been important to me that pieces should be large enough to be noticed, even at a distance, and it was even better if they could command attention through a physical presence which could not be ignored."