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5.0 out of 5 stars
The World of Japanese Pottery, 3 July 2003
I have been reading an older version of this book and find it very informative on most, if not all, of the techniques used by the modern and ancient potters of Japan. It starts off with a history of Japanese pottery and the influences on it. The range of making techniques from small pinch pots to large coil thrown pots is inspiring. When I have read a chapter I can not wait to try out the ideas mentioned and too quickly come up with more ideas to try. The glazing and decorating chapters give some recipe’s used by the Japanese and Korean’s potters and is really informative. There are techniques and result that I have not seen explained so well, anywhere else. This gives the practical side of the craft that will let you grow and learn and more importantly understand The World of Japanese Pottery.
If I had to choose just one book on pottery it would be this one