The most comprehensive and accessible A to Z overview of ceramics from all periods in print Charts the myriad purposes of ceramics from functionality to display to ritual Authoratitive texts give a clear insight into the techniques involved in both creation and decoration Including the mass-produced as well as the bespoke, The Pot Book explores the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives and those of our predecessors Beautifully illustrated, with 300 colour photographs showing pots and their usage. Edmund de Waal apprenticed as a potter in Canterbury, before studying in Japan and Cambridge. Today his porcelain is in thirty international museum collections: most recently he has created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. He is working on exhibitions for museums in the UK and America and on commissions for private clients. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics. In June 2010 his The Hare with Amber Eyes was published by Chatto and Windus, winning the Costa Biography Award and New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Awards. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics and his titles include 20th Century Ceramics, Timeless Beauty: Traditional Japanese Art from the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection, Bernard Leach and New Ceramic Design.
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