Frans Wildenhain, 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century, by Bruce A. Austin, is an in-depth analysis of Frans Wildenhain, his role in mid-century studio ceramics, university education in crafts, and his innovative and entrepreneurial role in merchandising crafts. The book features archival images as well as color photography of the ceramics from an exhibit at RIT earlier this year. The catalog can be purchased from Shop One2 in Global Village and through the Wildenhain website. When you purchase through either of these two locations, 100 percent of the revenue from the exhibition catalog is deposited in a fund that supports original research conducted by RIT students.
The book will be available at the 11th annual faculty and staff Winter Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Fireside Lounge of the Student Alumni Union.