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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 Of course, sometimes a little out of date - he talks about progressing from wooden barrels to galvanised buckets for storing glazes!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 26 March 2014
Do you pot? like craft pottery?Philosophy, history of modern domestic art ceramics? want to know how east met west with mud and water and fire, head heart and soul? not read this book yet?.....WHY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just get it.
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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 28 October 2015
all good
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on 16 April 2015
good condition
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on 8 July 2015
Lovely book, good history
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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 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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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 30 April 2017
Very very pleased with this book. Delivery excellent.
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