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Aug 23, 2012Still mid-way thru reading this book and will likely not complete it once Leach goes into the finer technicalities of pottery making; however, I have always admired Leach's philosophical approach to the arts and crafts, in particular, of Japan and its pottery traditions. The early part of the book is about aesthetics and a cross-cultural examination of the pottery arts as it is perceived in the East and in the West. Having read Leach long time ago, I do now appreciate re-reading him again.
Apr 14, 2018Unlike most dated books, this treatise on pottery has not really gone out of date. There are certainly processes and ingredients that have changed in the intervening time, but his descriptions of methods and understanding of form are timeless. Anyone serious about pottery should have this book in their collection, especially if you wish to understand the modern growth of the home pottery industry in England and North America.
Mar 26, 2019This is the book if you want to learn about artisan pottery production in England and Japan from 100 years ago. Some of the technical details and aesthetic arguments are hard to follow because of the passage of time.
Aug 26, 2018Pretty outdated, but still a fantastic little primer on Ceramic studio production with a little history thrown in.
Sep 09, 2019The Bible of bibles to do with pottery things. Thank you Mr Leach.
Feb 03, 2009Hugely influential for potters and aficionados everywhere, but infuriatingly old-fashioned regarding our perception of the East.
Jun 26, 2009The beginning of a studio pottery literacy for so many of us. Though I don't agree with all of his philosophy and approach, this book was very important to me.
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