Comparatively little has ever been published on the highly regarded slipware of Fremington, North Devon. We have determined to address this omission, and have focussed particularly on the work of Edwin Beer Fishley, a key influence on Leach, Hamada and Cardew. In so doing, we give readers for the opportunity for the first time to trace in one book how English tradition inspired the early Studio pottery pioneers. As well as chapters giving a full analysis of the slipwares of both St Ives and Winchcombe in the period 1923-1939, this title includes a review of the impact of Eric Gill and the Ditchling Craft Guild on Leach and Cardew, as well as Hamada and Yanagi and their related 'Mingei' Japanese folk-craft movement. The vast majority of pots photographed are from private collections and are illustrated here for the first time.