Tempest in a Teapot: The Ceramic Art of Peter Shire by Hunter Drohojowska, Norman M. Klein & Ettore Sottsass
8vo. pp. 144. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. bibliography. paperback wrs. (fine condition). New York: Rizzoli, .
ISBN-10: 0847813223 / ISBN-13: 9780847813223
The ceramic teapots made by Los-Angeles-based artist Peter Shire straddle the line distinguishing functional objects and pure sculpture. Shire has single-handedly transformed a lowly household object into a remarkable subject matter, with which he has revolutionized the ceramics medium. His brightly coloured, imaginatively shaped, and often witty designed are created under the influence of pop culture, the transformations of the landscape of the late-twentieth -century artists and designers. Shire's teapots were an important element in the development of the Milan design movement Memphis in the early 1980s.