The author of this book is clearly an expert in her field and it is a pleasure to read. It is an indepth discussion of the technological development of Chinese pottery throughout the centuries, and yet remains accessible also to the casual reader, as the book explains all aspects of the topic including relevant terminology. The only criticism I have is the illustrations are mostly black and white photographs, which makes it difficult to appreciate the colour of the glazes or other details of the wares that she discusses in the text.
Margaret Medley is a highly respected and informed author; her knowledge and experience is obvious and it would be difficult not to find what you are looking for as far as Chinese ceramics are concerned. For me it is a book for those studying and researching the subject, and constantly 'dipping-into' the information.