Arts / Art-  Design, Drawings & Techniques / A Potters Book by Bernard Leach Bernard Leach Faber and Faber August 1971 edition of the first  May 1940 publication: hardcover in dust jacket: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: 294 pages including index: black and white diagrams, line drawings, charts, and photographic illustrations: colour plates.  Synopsis: A detailed and instructive treatise on the pottery workshop traditions of Japan and Korea dating from the Sung Dynasty period of Chinese ceramics.  The four types of pottery analysed and described are: --  Japanese raku, English slipware, English stoneware, and oriental porcelain.  Pigment and glaze recipes, kiln design, local conditions, kiln loading, and the role  of the individual or artist potter in an industrial age are all explored.  4 colour plates, 77 halftone illustrations, and approximately 80 line drawings supplement the text.  The contents include the following sections: -- Introduction: Leach in Japan  by  Soyetsu Yanangri.  Preface by Michael Cardew.  Preface by Bernard Leach.  Acknowledgements.  Chapter 1) Towards a Standard.  Chapter 2). Raku -- English slipware -- stoneware -- porcelain.  Chapter 3).  Clays.  Chapter 4).  The making of clay shapes.  Chapter 5). Decoration.  Chapter 6).  Pigments and glazes.  Chapter 7). Kilns.  Chapter 8). The workshop.  Appendix.  Index.  Condition: dust jacket  slightlyworn with rubbed edges: upper corners slightly bumped: ownership inscription dated 1971: endpapers slightly discoloured: overall clean and good. used books
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  • Book Title: A Potters Book
  • Author: Bernard Leach
  • ISBN: 0571096727
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Year Published: 1971
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