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A potter's book

Author: Bernard Leach
Publisher: London : Faber, 1945, 1973 printing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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"This is the first treatise by a potter on the workshop traditions which have been handed down by Koreans and Japanese from the greatest period of Chinese ceramics in the sung dynasty. It deals with four types of pottery, Japanese Raku, English slipware, stoneware, and Oriental porcelain. The student of pottery learns how to adapt recipes of pigments and glazes, and designs of kilns, to local conditions. A vivid  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Leach
ISBN: 0571096727 9780571096725
OCLC Number: 2957875
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 294 pages, [29] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Leach in Japan by Soyetsu Yanagi --
Preface by Michael Carew --
Author's preface --
Acknowledgements --
Towards a standard --
Raku. English slipware. Stoneware. Porcelain --
Clays --
The making of clay shapes --
Decoration --
Pigments and glazes --
Kilns --
The workshop --
Appendix [Potter's terms, tools and materials].
Responsibility: by Bernard Leach ; with introductions by Soyetsu Yanagi and Michael Cardew.

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"This is the first treatise by a potter on the workshop traditions which have been handed down by Koreans and Japanese from the greatest period of Chinese ceramics in the sung dynasty. It deals with four types of pottery, Japanese Raku, English slipware, stoneware, and Oriental porcelain. The student of pottery learns how to adapt recipes of pigments and glazes, and designs of kilns, to local conditions. A vivid workshop picture is given of the making of a kiln-load of pots from start to finish, and the position of the individual or artist-potter in an industrial age is touched upon. This book is primarily for the handscraftsman and the school, with a strong interest for all lovers of pots and for those who are interested in the cultural relationship of East and West"--Dust jacket.

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