29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2001
If you had to choose only one book on pottery, this is the one to put on your easy-to-reach shelf. I've had my well-thumbed volume for 16 years, since leaving my other bottomless source of information behind at college (my tutor). Not a book to find inspiration in (there are a 1001 glossy picture-books & magazines about for that), but an invaluable reference to get precise information from. Easy to use, loaded with photos, drawings, diagrams, graphs & tables on everything from A to Zirconium Silicate. If you're a serious pottery maker, professional or amateur, teacher or hobbyist, this is the only "must-have" for answers to your questions, queries & problems.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2010
Indispensible for all potters. Like most artists, potters and ceramicists work alone, so where do you go for help when you have a problem. This book can provide most solutions. Fascinating just to dip into, every time I do, it confirms my ignorance of the craft.