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4 thoughts on “Potter'S Book

  1. says:

    The photo appears to be an earlier edition, the edition I received has another top cover, But I still love this book easy read and lots of useful information.


  2. says:

    The first chapter of this book should be read by every potter before their first day of class That is to avoid being scoffed at Seriously, if you are someone who is involved with clay on any level, read this book.


  3. says:

    This book is not only applicable to pottery, sculpture, and design, I have found myself relating this book to every area of life A Tao for the potter, the artist, the human wishing to engage thoughtfully with the world.


  4. says:

    This is now perhaps no a historical document Very sadly many potters have taken the book to be the bible of pottery, accepting all that is written without question However the observations and comments within it are one man s only, and this shows considerable prejudice Take care as there are many approaches to ceramics and it is flawed to consider anyone is the correct path More than any other document this book has distorted generations of potters to consider that the Japanese rural tradition is superior to anything else, and hence has led to almost the homogenisation of studio ceramics Explore other ways


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Potter'S Book This now famous book was the first treatise to be written by a potter on the workshop traditions 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 With its help, potters can learn how to adapt recipes for pigments and glazes, and designs of kilns, to local conditions It gives a vivid workshop picture of the making of a kiln load of pots from start to finish, and is eloquent on the position of the individual or artist potter in an industrial age It is a book that is primarily intended for practical craftsmen and students, but it also has a strong appeal for all lovers of ceramics and for everyone with an interest in cultural interchange between East and West.