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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for the curious potter., 19 July 2007
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A. M. Douglas "A Reader" (Cambridge, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Glazes from Natural Sources: A Working Handbook for Potters (Paperback)
This book is aimed at me. It's for the kind of person who thinks that local is best. Who thinks 'not invented here' is something they don't want said about their work. It's for the potter who wants to find beauty or create beauty from whatever they are given, not from what they can get. Where simplicity, trial and error and the process of finding out something is almost as important as the end result.

There are quite a few potters who use what they can get locally - especially stone types and ash - look at Hamada for instance. I feel I ought to be digging my own clay too. This book offers a wealth of information of where to go and what to try.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic handbook for craft potters, 26 Feb 2006
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P. G. Sutherland "Paul" (London UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Glazes from Natural Sources: A Working Handbook for Potters (Paperback)
First of all, I'd better point out that I am one of the author's sons. But as such, I know that this book was never written as a big commercial venture but as an attempt to record the wealth of information that my father had accrued through years of practical work in the studio.
When Glazes From Natural Sources was first published in 1987, it was rightly considered a classic textbook by leading potters and colleges alike on the science and practical techniques of producing one's own glazes.
Before his death in 1998, the author had been working on a new edition of the book, updated with a fresh design and packed with many new colour illustrations, for leading craft publishers Adam & Charles Black.
The revised second edition was published in early 2006 in the UK. An exciting development is that glaze guru Nigel Wood has written an extensive introduction to glaze-making as an additional chapter for this new edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mix of information and technical detail, 17 Feb 2013
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hilary glassborow (London, England United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This was a gift but my son is candid and really liked it - won't use it every day but will use it as it has enough detail to actually enable him to experiment to produce technically good results.
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