A Potter’s Book


This is the first treatise by a potter on the workshop traditions which have been handed down by Koreans and Japanese from the greatest period of Chinese ceramics in the Sung dynasty. It deals with four types of pottery, Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and Oriental porcelain. The student of pottery learns how to adapt recipes of pigments and glazes, and designs of kilns, to local conditions. A vivid workshop picture is given of the making of a kiln-load of pots from start to finish, and the position of the individual or artist-potter in an industrial age is touched upon.

Publisher: Faber and Faber
Date Published: 1973
Book Condition: Very good hardcover with previous owner’s name on front endpaper in a good dust cover with a protective plastic sleeve taped onto the inside covers – minor edge wear and spotting to text block
ISBN: 0571096727

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