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on 1 December 2011
My husband has been a professional potter since 1970 and has always admired the work of other craftsmen. I have purchased this book as a Christmas present for him and having browsed through it I know it is going to give him hours of pleasure looking at beautiful work by many well-known potters. He is still making pots at the age of 76 and it is a true saying that old potters never retire!! Edmund De Waal has produced this beautiful volume for everyone who is interested in ceramics and I think it will be greatly treasured by those who buy it.
Ann Bean, Helston, Cornwall
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on 8 January 2012
From a major contemporary potter, and one most recently revealed as a best selling family memoirist, now comes an enormous, beautiful anthology of the huge variety of objects from all ages that are 'pots', from simple functional vessels to wild flights of fancy. A lovely book, combining lightly-worn scholarship with excellent photographic images
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on 13 May 2014
If you're a ceramicist looking for inspiration, or just a lover of beautiful objects, this is a wonderful book to own. The full-colour images are of very high quality and each is accompanied by a few hundred words of text giving the background of the piece. The text covers historical context, techniques and details of the maker.

This is a pretty hefty book - definitely one for the book-shelf rather than the bus!

I brought this to give myself inspiration for my own ceramics and keep finding myself going back to it. A useful source book, as well as a delightful object to own and share.
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on 22 January 2012
Just wonderful for dipping in to any time though it could be hard not to keep turning the pages from beginning to end!
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on 11 April 2013
Wonderful illustrations of a wide range of pottery from ancient to modern. Only slight criticism is that potters' marks are not included. Where applicable this would have made a valued resource for anyone interested in collecting studio pottery.
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on 10 December 2014
Lots of beautiful pots illustrated, a good reference for anyone who's interested in pottery and design.
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on 3 January 2016
Our daughter asked for this book and it arrived, as usual in very good time, and is enjoyed.
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on 6 December 2011
A beautiful and interesting book for anyone who likes pots. Connects to The Hare with the Amber Eyes (same author)
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on 5 May 2015
Many thanks for a great book , Best Wishes John W
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on 15 January 2012
this is a great book for pottery appreciation, with some great ideas and illustrations. one of the best pottery books out there.
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