on 30 October 2013
Pottery is a hobby of mine, and here is a lot of practical information, accumulated in the East, setting up and running the Leach Pottery, and so on. He covers design, building, materials, glazes, decoration, firing and even includes one of the pottery's profit and loss accounts.
It's a small book but concise, the photos are quite small, blurry and in black and white but his sketches are clear and helpful. I got the new book because second hand ones go for silly prices - seems to be a "collectable" book. Modern pottery books tend to be larger, much better illustrated on better quality paper.
As well as the technical side, there is fascinating history and background. He writes about his time in Japan, and other pottery traditions, including English slipware. Of course, sometimes a little out of date - he talks about progressing from wooden barrels to galvanised buckets for storing glazes! A good read and one reference to return to.