‘sumptuous … a gorgeous tribute to the history of ceramics. If you think you don’t care about pots, this book will change your mind.’ The Times Saturday
‘a wonderful new book […] by the presiding genius of modern studio ceramics, Edmund de Waal … informative' Royal Academy magazine
‘handsomely illustrated … This book is like an installation where the arrangement of illustrations makes the reader look with surprised attentiveness' V&A Magazine
‘This is a distinctly personal, even quirky selection -- which is part of its appeal.’ Bloomberg News
About the Author
Edmund de Waal apprenticed as a potter in Canterbury, before studying in Japan and Cambridge. Today his porcelain is in thirty international museum collections: most recently he has created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. He is working on exhibitions for museums in the UK and America and on commissions for private clients. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics. In June 2010 his The Hare with Amber Eyes was published by Chatto and Windus, winning the Costa Biography Award and New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Awards. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics and his titles include 20th Century Ceramics, Timeless Beauty: Traditional Japanese Art from the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection, Bernard Leach and New Ceramic Design.