Books, journals, articles


Bihalji-Merin, Otto (1961) Modern Primitives- masters of Naïve paintings, Thames and Hudson, London.

Carrol Morre, Anne. The Art of Beatrix Potter. 1967. Frederick Warne& CO LTD, London.

Cunningham, Helen (1999) Clarice Cliff and her contemporary.  Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen.

Dorfles, Gillo (1969) Kitsch- The world of bad taste, Bell Publishing Company, New York.

Hall, John (1972) Staffordshire portrait figurine. Charles Letts and Company Limited, London.

Hilton, Alison (1995) Russian Folk Art, Indiana Univeristy Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis.

Hubbard, Patricia (2001) ‘The function of beauty’, Ceramics: Art and Perception, No 45/2001.

Hughes, Robert (2004). ‘Showbiz and the Art World’, The Guardian, 30 June 2004.

Huovinen, Pentti (1978) Otavan suuri Ensyklopedia, company Otava, Keuruu.

John, Linda (2001). ’On jumping Ship’, Ceramic review, July/August 2001, Issue number 190.

Kirwan, James (1999) Beauty, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York.

Küng, Hans (1981) Art and the question of meaning, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

Maffei, Nicolas (2000) ‘John Cotton Dana and the Politics of Exhibiting Industrial Art in the US, 1909- 1929’, Journal of Design History, Vol. 13 No. 4.  2000.

Oliver, Anthony (1981) Staffordshire Pottery- The tribal art of England. Heinemann, London.

Peach, Andrea (2007) ‘Craft, Souvenirs and the commodification of National Identity in 1970s’ Scotland’, Journal of Design History, Vol 20. No 3.

Preece, Robert (2008) ‘Why I love Damien’s Skull’, Sculpture, Vol. 27 No. 1. 2008.

Frieder, Braden (2008) ‘Painful Truths:  The Art of Greg Penner’, Ceramics Monthly, June/Aug 2008, 56/6, pages 46-48

Richter, Claus (2011) ‘Toy Stories’, FORM 204/2011, page 38-40

Saladyga, Stephen Francis (2006). The Mindset of Salvador Dalí. Lamplighter (Niagara University) Vol. 1 No. 3, Summer 2006.

Tietenberg, Anette (2010) ‘The making of design’, FORM, 234/2010.

Ward, Peter (1994) Kitsch in Sync- A consumer’s guide to Bad taste, Plexus, London.

Zipes Jack (2006) Why Fairy Tales Stick, Roudledge, London.


Channel 4, In the Best Possible Taste- Grayson Perry. Seen June 7th 2012.

Animazing Gallery in New York, USA. Seen March 2nd 2012.

Tate, Liverpool: Alice in Wonderland exhibition. Seen January 14th 2012

BBC iPlayer, Grayson Perry and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. Seen November  14th  2011.

Dr. Matt Gregory’s lecture of postmodern art and culture. Lecture October 28th 2011.

Art of America: What lies beneath? Jeff Koons. Seen November 23rd 2011.

Empirical trip to Estonia, Tallin Visited April 30th 2011.

Grayson Perry’s exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery. Seen September 16th 2011.

Eskelinen, Irina 2010. A Russian pharmacist. Joensuu’s New Pharmacy, Joensuu, Finland 17th July 2010. Personal communication.

Iittala Factory; Arabia ceramic factory& Pro Arte. Worked March to August 2009.

Annukka Sovijärvi’s lecture of various art periods and artists. Seen January 2008.

Jeff Koons brings  pop art revolution to Vesailles. Seen June 20th 2012.  Available at: [Accessed 20 June 2012]

Further readings

Afanas’ev, Aleksandr (2006) Russian Fairy Tales, New York Pantheon, London.

Bowater, Marina (1990) The decorative art of Russia, Studio Editions LTD.

Bruening John. C (2011) Kitsch goes to college. Available at: [Accessed 7 July 2012]

Chereiskaya, Maria (1978) Russian Souvenirs, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad.

Gunter, Veronika Alice (2005) 500 figurines in clay: ceramic artists celebrate the human form, Lark Brooks, Asheville/US.

Hanaor, Cigalle (2007) Breaking the mould: new approaches to ceramics. Black dog publishing, London.

Harrison, Steve (2008) ‘Damage Goods’, Ceramic technical, No 26, 2008.

Nadelson Reggie (2004) Communist Kitsch. Available at: [Accessed 7 July 2012]

Hodge, Sean (2007) Inspiration: Cool kitsch, Pop art, and Superflat. Available at: 7 July 2012]

Welch, Adam (2009) ‘ The ceramic sphere-newer ceramics criticism and the expanding feld’, Ceramics: Art and Perception, No 77, 2009.

Witcombe, Christopher L.C.E (1995) Arts for art’s sake. Available at: [Accessed 7 July 2012]

De Waal, Edmund (2001) ‘Fragments of Narrative’, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 46.

Unknown (1990) East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales From the North. Omega Books, New York.


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