Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York

SKU: 1555953549

By Barbara Lovenheim, editor

This is the first full exploration of the history of the craft movement in western New York. Richly illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography, the publication surveys the work of early pioneers as well as current artists. The book features original interviews with four masters who work in the area: Wendell Castle (wood), Albert Paley (metal), Michael Taylor (glass), and Wayne Higby (clay). It concludes with a selection of contemporary work by other notable artists that shows the diversity of activity in the region.

  • 157 pages; hardcover
  • Published in 2010 by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester/Hudson Hills Press