Alla Moda (Italian Pottery by Mark Hill )

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Alla Moda (Italian Pottery by Mark Hill )

Post by Madbrit on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:23 pm




Italian ceramics from the 1950s-70s are hotly collected, but have always been a design mystery. Who designed them? Who made them, and what do the marks on the base mean? Striking examples of craftsmanship and design, they reflect modern art and the fashionable styles of the day.

Following their successes with ‘Fat Lava’ West German pottery and postwar Czech ‘Sklo’ glass, Graham Cooley and Mark Hill are delighted to present the results of their latest collaboration. An exhibition of over 300 bold and colourful ceramics from the Graham Cooley Collection will reveal the designers and factories behind many of these design treasures – including the rediscovery of a ‘forgotten’ factory. This will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book written and published by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill, which is the first dedicated body of research on this much-loved, but largely neglected, design area.

Graham Cooley's exhibition runs from 14th July 2012 to 18th August at the King's Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, England
'Alla Moda: Italian Ceramics of the 1950s-70s' by Mark Hill (cover shown below) launches on 14th July 2012, priced at £25 + P&P.


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Alla Moda

Post by Madbrit on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:16 pm



I just recieved my copy today, there are many words to describe this book, Superb, Stunning, Wonderful, all of these together cannot describe how good this book is.

For many of us Italian Pottery has been a dark horse, this new publication opens the door to a whole new world of collecting, the pictures by Graham Rae are brilliant. This is a must have book, i will be looking for all the Italian pottery i have in my cellar in a new light.

Many Congratulations to Mark on another ground breaking publication.

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