I have recently come across a beautiful new book titled 'The New Artisans' by Olivier Dupon.
To quote from the back cover, "Profiling over seventy artisans who use craft techniques to create stylish, whimsical, desireable objects, this book features hundreds of one-of-a-kind, handmade wonders from all over the world."
I unreservedly recommend this volume to anyone interested in contemporary crafts. Not only ceramics but furniture, metalwork, lighting, jewellery and other disciplines.
I must add that I love the word 'artisan' to classify those of us who work with our hands, and for me the word fits better than any I know.