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A potter's book, by Bernard Leach

Label
A potter's book
Title
A potter's book
Statement of responsibility
by Bernard Leach
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China’s Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach's A Potter’s Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish of one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter’s Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach’s time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art."
Assigning source
--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1887-1979
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leach, Bernard
Dewey number
738.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP807
LC item number
.L4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pottery
  • Pottery
  • Pottery
Label
A potter's book, by Bernard Leach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "First published by Faber and Faber Ltd in 1940"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Leach legacy / by Philip Leach -- Leach in Japan / by Soyetsu Yanagi -- Preface / by Michael Cardew -- Author's preface -- Towards a standard -- Raku, English slipware, stoneware, porcelain -- Clays -- The making of clay shapes -- Decoration -- Pigments and glazes -- Kilns -- The workshop -- Appendix A: Potter's terms, tools & materials -- Appendix B: Conversion charts -- Appendix C: Seger pyrometric cones
Control code
ocn917249351
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781910065167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o917249351
  • (OCoLC)917249351
Label
A potter's book, by Bernard Leach
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "First published by Faber and Faber Ltd in 1940"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Leach legacy / by Philip Leach -- Leach in Japan / by Soyetsu Yanagi -- Preface / by Michael Cardew -- Author's preface -- Towards a standard -- Raku, English slipware, stoneware, porcelain -- Clays -- The making of clay shapes -- Decoration -- Pigments and glazes -- Kilns -- The workshop -- Appendix A: Potter's terms, tools & materials -- Appendix B: Conversion charts -- Appendix C: Seger pyrometric cones
Control code
ocn917249351
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781910065167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o917249351
  • (OCoLC)917249351

Library Locations

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