Slipware was once the predominant country" pottery of Europe. However, the Industrial Revolution almost brought about its demise and it is only in recent years that there has been a huge upsurge of interest in its techniques and an appreciation of its lively, vigorous qualities. These features now suit the current trend for using natural materials in interior design and slipware is coming to the fore as a pottery of choice. This is an informative book on slipware which not only traces its history and discusses the techniques involved but also covers a wide cross-section of contemporary work. It contains some traditional pieces but most of the artwork reflects contemporary work from an international group of artists."