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A SEARCH FOR RELEVANCE
Published Essays by Rob Barnard

I. USE
Use and the Art Experience
Beyond Entertaining
A Search for Relevance
What Is Crafts For?

II. JAPANESE INFLUENCES
Between Points in Clay
The Influences And Use of Japanese Tradition
Delivering the Promise
Originality At All Costs
Lost Innocence
Bernard Leach by Edmund deWaal, A Book Review

III. TRADITION—IS THERE ROOM FOR IT IN THE FUTURE?
Tradition and the Future
Tradition and the Modern Crafts Establishment
Making And Marketing Craft In The ‘90s
Mystery and the Art Experience

IV. THE MODERN CRAFTS
Crafts In A Muddle
Kitsch As Avant-Garde
Ceramic Traditions of Kyoto
British Teapots
Japanese Ceramics Today
Clayland
Obscure Objects of Desire

V. THE OBSESSION WITH TECHNIQUE
Beyond the Process
Shakers versus the Rockettes
Woodfiring—Challenge or Refuge
The Ninth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
Notes on New Talent

VI. MAKERS
Shiro Otani
Byron Temple: The Gift To Be Simple
Rudolf Staffel
Michael Cardew
A Basketmaker in Rural Japan
Jeff Oestreich
Byron Temple, Romantic Pragmatist

VII. THE MODERN CRAFTS ESTABLISHMENT
The NEA and Pottery
Ceramics Battles Anti-Intellectualism At Recent Conference
The Ambiguity of Modern Craft
Art and Design At Alfred; Turners and Burners; The New Ceramics, Book Reviews
Otto Natzler

VIII. INTERVIEWS
Garth Clark
Janet Kardon
Edmund de Waal and Julian Stair

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