From the publisher:
"This lavishly illustrated book on Hylton Nel and his work, jointly published by Michael Stevenson and the Fine Arts Society in London, includes a long interview with Nel on his life and work. Nel describes himself as an 'artist-potter' which aptly refers to his interest in painted imagery as well as form and function. Over the past four decades he has developed a style of work that is rich in references to the decorative arts and literary and art historical sources. His plates, bowls, vases, plaques and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty - and sometimes poignant - line drawings and script."
28 x 28cm | 128 pages | softcover
Over the past four decades, Hylton Nel (b. 1941) has developed a distinct ceramic style rich in references to the decorative arts, literature, and art history. His imagery ranges from the erotics to religious, his objects populated by cats and angels, with quotes drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world around him. Hylton presently lives on the outskirts of Calitzdorp, a small town in the Klein Karoo.