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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd; Revised edition edition (1 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840913177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840913170
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 1.6 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 918,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tony Birks trained at the Slade School of Art in London as a sculptor and potter and has many years experience of teaching and working in ceramics. His first book The Art of the Modern Potter changed attitudes to ceramics on both sides of the Atlantic. His other books include the biographies of Bernard Leach, Hamada and their circle, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Claudi Casanovas.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anthony Gittens on 25 Mar 2010
Format: Paperback
Got the book in reasonable condition has been a valuable resource in teachingt skills and reserching techniques. Good clear photography. I was sold on its layout as it was loaned to me by a friend.
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This book gets my vote as best all-around text for students 17 Sep 1997
By gkendall@unlinfo.unl.edu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The image on the cover sets the tone here as Tony Birks lays out the basics of forming clay and developing beautiful, useful surfaces while inspiring us throughout with image after image of high aesthetic merit. Birks is an excellent writer and he presents information with clarity and colour in a simple and comprehensible manner (e.g. "Clay is weathered, decomposed granite and consists mainly of alumina and silica.") The written text is complemented with photographs of artworks, artists, and techniques, all produced in full color. There seems to be a "just right" amount of information provided in each section which motivates but doesn't overwhelm. Although not officially a text book (where's the section on hazardous wastes?), I recommend it to students since it is such a work of art itself. It's merits are underscored by a price which is half that of "official" but often less appealing ceramic texts
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book gets my vote as best all-around text for students 17 Sep 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The image on the cover sets the tone here as Tony Birks lays out the basics of forming clay and developing beautiful, useful surfaces while inspiring us throughout with image after image of high aesthetic merit. Birks is an excellent writer and he presents information with clarity and colour in a simple and comprehensible manner (e.g. "Clay is weathered, decomposed granite and consists mainly of alumina and silica.") The written text is complemented with photographs of artworks, artists, and techniques, all produced in full color. There seems to be a "just right" amount of information provided in each section which motivates but doesn't overwhelm. Although not officially a text book (where's the section on hazardous wastes?), I recommend it to students since it is such a work of art itself. It's merits are underscored by a price which is half that of "official" but often less appealing ceramic texts
Book arrived beautifully packaged and in brand new condition. 10 Jun 2013
By deborah - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved that the book came so fast and was beautifully packaged.
It included techniques with clear instructions and pictures that I was able to try out in my pottery class.
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