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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 Of course, sometimes a little out of date - he talks about progressing from wooden barrels to galvanised buckets for storing glazes!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.
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on 23 June 2015
Finally this book has been published with colour pictures. A must have for anyone interested in ceramics and the process of pot making. You can't beat Bernard Leach and this pottery bible.
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VINE VOICEon 28 January 2016
The Unicorn Press has produced the finest possible edition of this classic work for the practical potter. It is bound in hardback with many illustrations reproduced in colour giving an added clarity to the wealth of advice in the text.
It is sure to inspire anyone with a love of pottery.
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on 26 December 2014
I love this book. It is beautifully written, full of snippets which can be used as research for an essay. The book arrived well packaged and in a good condition. I would certainly buy from this company again.
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on 7 June 2012
For anyone interested in Leach as a ceramicist this re-release is great news. Anyone who has visited the pottery at St Ives will have been captivated by his work and will probably want to know more - and this book fills in a lot of the gaps.
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on 16 April 2015
good condition
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on 11 September 2013
I would not wish to be without this book. Whilst pottery is not now a main hobby of mine it is a great read about all thing to do with Pottery.
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on 14 January 2013
I bought this book as a present for a friend. he was really pleased with it, and said how interesting it was.
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