David & Charles 1st 1979
8vo, very minor creasing to dustwrapper edges o/w VG++/VG+ 545 gms
(Order reference 11319).
Collins 1st 1974
8vo F+/F 590 gms
(Order reference 11320).
Tiger Books 1992
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar dustwrapper, very very minor creasing to edges of covers o/w VG++/VG++ 720 gms
(Order reference 11572).
Hermes House 2002
square format 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar dustwrapper, F+/VG++ 860 gms
(Order reference 11640).
David & Charles 1st 1995
4to, minor bumps to boards, small hole to front of dustwrapper at hinge o/w VG++/VG++ 785 gms
(Order reference 11872).
Collins revised edition 1982
4to VG++/VG++ 755 gms
(Order reference 12567).
To read the New Potter's Companion is to bring pleasure and real encouragement to everyone interested in pottery making, at all levels and by whatever technique.
For those who believe that a complex craft cannot be learned from a book Tony Birks has a real contribution to make, for he understands the problems of technique and design which are common to all fields of ceramics, and he prepares the beginner for pitfalls as well as providing the solutions which make this book into a reference work for the experienced potter.
In this new and enlarged edition of a book originally designed as a companion guide for evening class students, new glazes described without mystique or complexity for the enterprising student.
' ... packed with lots of helpful information, the book leads the amateur potter carefully through every stage of the procedure ... Very clear photographs and diagrams show how the making is done.'
Eagle Editions 2004
4to pb 128pp, very very minor wear to dustwrapper edges o/w VG++ 435 gms
(Order reference 13008).
W B Jones 1936
8vo pb, 95pp of text, 23pp of b/w plates, 3 page index. Wear, chips, creasing + tiny pieces missing from thin paper covers. Protective outer wrapper made by previous owner from a portion of vellum legal document. VG. 195 gms
(Order reference 13269A).
HMSO 1st 1992
large 4to, red boards with gold titling to spine + gold image to front board, small indent to top of front board, minor wrinkling to dustwrapper edges, dustwrapper sunned o/w VG++/VG++. Illustrated from the Twining's Gallery, Norwich Castle Museum 1795 gms
(Order reference 13365).
Barrie & Jenkins 1980
large 4to, very minor bumps + wear to boards, minor wrinkling, small tear, minor indents to dustwrapper o/w VG++/VG+ 1635 gms
(Order reference 13627).
Pitman House 1st 1980
4to, maroon cloth covered boards with gold titling to spine,
very very slight wrinkling to rear dustwrapper o/w VG++/VG++ 1115 gms
(Order reference 13820).
Porcelain is the most demanding and exquisite of all pottery mediums and today an increasing
number of studio potters are responding to its challenge, with many of their pieces becoming
collectors' items. This book brings into focus for the first time the exciting innovations in
contemporary studio porcelain and reveals the working methods and ideas of some of the
leading potters from Britain, Europe and North America.
A brief outline of the historical tradition of porcellanous wares is followed by an appraisal of
modern developments in design and form. Peter Lane discusses the potters approaches to
working with porcelain; their sources of stimulus; and how they best exploit its special qualities of translucency, delicacy, purity and strength. The many different techniques for making and decorating porcelain are explained in detail with sections on throwing, turning, hand-building, slip-casting,
glazing and firing.
Superbly illustrated with 100 colour photographs and over 200 black and white pictures, Studio Porcelain will be an inspiration to potters, and of lasting value to collectors and everyone who admires fine ceramics.
A wide variety of porcelain from more than one hundred potters is illustrated in this book, including:
• carved pieces by Karl Scheid (West Germany) and Jacqueline Poncelet
• fluted ware by David Leach
• organic forms by Peter Simpson, Mary Rogers, Christa and Johannes Gebhardt (West Germany)
• sculptural work by Ruth Duckworth and Richard Shaw (USA), Glenys Barton and Mary Keepax
• refined shapes by Geoffrey Swindell and Lucie Rie
• pieces from the fantasy world of Ruth and Alan Barratt-Danes
Hermes House 2005
large 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, very slight wrinkling to dustwrapper edges o/w F+/VG++ 1650 gms
(Order reference 14299).
Batsford 1st 1990
landscape format 4to, glazed pictorial boards, sunning to boards o/w VG++. Inscribed by author on font free endpaper 495 gms
(Order reference 14428).
Batsford 3rd impression 1966
small 4to, green cloth covered boards with gold titling, minor wear to boards, small mark to front pastedown, slight wear, chips + creasing to cover o/w VG+/VG 590 gms
(Order reference 14444).
Studio Vista rep 1966
4to, very slight tanning to endpapers, inside of dustwrapper tanned, wear, chips + small tears to dustwrapper o/w VG+/VG 520 gms
(Order reference 14470).
Studio Vista 1st 1994
large square format 4to, blue boards with gold titling to spine, very very slight wear to dustwrapper o/w F/VG++ 1355 gms (Order reference 14546).
Crowood Press 1st 1999
4to, black boards with gold titling to spine F/VG++ 935 gms
(Order reference 14582).
Conran Octopus 1st 1993
large 4to, slight wrinkling to top edge of dustwrapper o/w F/VG++ 1095 gms
(Order reference 14656).
City of Liverpool Museums nd (1960s?)
small 8vo pb 74pp, v v minor wear to edges of covers o/w VG++ 120 gms
(Order reference 14830)
Pitman/Watson-Guptill 1st 1978
square fmt 8vo pb 96pp, v min bmps to cvrs, btm r h cnr of pp sl grubby o/w VG+ 255 gms
(Order reference 15000).
Institute of Ceramics/Pergamon Press 1st 1980
8vo stapled booklet 35 pages. Slight wear to covers, sheet of amendments and additions laid in. VG+ 80 gms
(Order reference 15486)
Victoria & Albert 1955
small 8vo paperback. Very, very minor dulling to covers o/w VG+ 50 gms
(Order reference 15808)
William Luscombe 1st 1977
ex library, library stamps, remains of date slip on front free endpaper o/w VG/VG in protective wrap
(Order reference 193).
B T Batsford 1st 1962
8vo, minor wear to tail of spine, tape stains to endpapers + pastedowns + dustwrapper foldovers, wear + chips to dustwrapper + tiny amount of loss o/w VG+/VG 656 gms
(Order reference 2596).
Pitman/Watson-Guptill 1st 1975
indented bump to top of front board and small indent to top of
rear board, minor creasing + wear to dustwrapper o/w
VG++/VG++ 612 gms
(Order reference 2666).
The ancient Chinese were master potters, and their glazes were miraculous. Contemporary potters, fascinated by the variety of subtle, vibrant colors and surface textures produced by the ancient Chinese, have sought to identify, analyze, and reproduce these glazes with chemical and visual accuracy.
This book represents one potter's success in re-creating some of the most famous Chinese stoneware glazes, particularly those of the Sung dynasty, which many authorities consider the greatest age of Chinese pottery. The author explains how he re-creates light blue Chun; blue-gray and blue-green Kuan; a broad spectrum of celadons; dark blue-and-brown mottled glazes; copper red and peach bloom; turquoise; oil spot, hare's fur, and tea dust temmoku; Tz'u-chou; as well as several new, Chinese-inspired glazes. Supplementary information includes material on clay bodies and slips, glaze calculation, methods of calculation with certain special materials, and how to make and use synthetic wood ash—an essential component of Chinese glazes. Also included are a table of chemical contents of raw materials and a table of atomic weights, as well as a comprehensive glossary.
Masterpieces from museum collections highlight the 16 pages of full-color plates, accompanied by color photos of the author's re-creations of the glazes. The recreations are reproduced in close-up detail to illustrate the visual effects of the glazes.
Chinese Stoneware Glazes offers the serious potter the opportunity to rediscover the techniques—and the beauties—of a lost art.
Blandford Press 4th imp 1967
very very minor spotting to inside of d/w, minor marks to endpapers o/w F/F 544 gms
(Order reference 2752).
Academy Editions/St Martin's Press 1st 1973
4to paperback 103pp + 45pp of b/w illustrations, covers sunned with slight wear o/w VG+ 342 gms
(Order reference 2766).
Pan Books 3rd prtg 1976
lrge 4to paperback 96pp, creasing + wear to covers + slightly grubby o/w VG 320 gms
(Order reference 3261).
Macdonald 1st 1983
4to, glazed pictorial boards in similar dustwrapper F/VG++ 860 gms
(Order reference 3397).
Chancellor Press reprint 1993
lrge 4to, glazed pictorial boards in similar dustwrapper M/VG++ 750 gms
(Order reference 3398).
Ceramics is one of the oldest and most challenging of crafts — it has inspired cultures
across the world, resulting in a vast tradition of skills and techniques giving both the artist and
craftsman infinite scope for self-expression and experimentation.
This book examines the history and the cultural development of ceramics in the introduction,
while in section two you are shown the tools and equipment needed and how to set up your own studio. Section three demonstrates the preparation of clay and slip, and how to pack a kiln. An outline of the decorative use of colour and textures and the use of glazes is given in section four.
The nine projects involve varying degrees of complexity and each is fully illustrated with detailed, step by step instructions taking you carefully through each stage. Once the basic skills are mastered more emphasis is put on effects and finishes; how to use colour, create attractive designs and impress patterns onto your work.
The book instructs and inspires, giving you confidence in your own ability and the desire to develop your own methods and styles.
Contains advice on:
Tools and equipment
Effects and finishes
Building pots by hand
Using the potter's wheel
Stanley Paul 1st 1974
8vo, ex library, inscription to front pastedown, bumps to boards, slight dulling to dustwrapper o/w VG/VG+ 325 gms
(Order reference 3401).
B T Batsford 1st 1982
8vo, glazed pictorial boards VG++ 370 gms
(Order reference 3402).
Nelson 1st 1974
square format 4to, ex library, tape stain to front pastedown, minor tape stain + abrasion to front free endpaper, small tape stains to boards o/w VG/VG 670 gms
(Order reference 3902).
Studio Vista 1970
small 8vo, glazed pictorial boards, minor wear to boards, very minor delamination o/w VG+ 200 gms
(Order reference 4386)
Edmund Ward nd (1950's)
4to, minor bumps to boards + minor spotting to prelims, creasing, wear + chips + small tears to d/w o/w VG./VG 725 gms
(Order reference 4558)
Faber & Faber rep 1972
4to F/VG++ 765 gms
(Order reference 4675)
Sir Isaac Pitman rep 1965
4to, ex library, front free endpaper missing, d/w taped to boards o/w VG/VG 1120 gms
(Order reference 4941)
Arts Book Soc/Readers Union 1974
4to, very minor wear to boards, very minor creasing + wear to dustwrapper o/w VG++/VG++ 705 gms
(Order reference 5170).
W H Allen 1st 1974
8vo pb 295pp, slight wear + partial delamination to covers, inscription to inside front cover o/w VG+ 390 gms
(Order reference 5334).
Scott Greenwood & Son nd (1950s?)
landscape format 4to, some sunning to head & tail of spine, corresponding slight wear to dustwrapper o/w VG+/VG+ 360 gms
(Order reference 5610).
B T Batsford 1st 1982
8vo, glazed pictorial boards F 370 gms
(Order reference 5679).
B T Batsford reprint 1978
4to, very very minor bumps to boards + very very slight wear. Very very minor wear to dustwrapper edges o/w VG++/VG++ 695 gms
(Order reference 5790).
Academy Editions rep 1971
8vo, slight wear to top + bottom edges of boards, dustwrapper spine sunned o/w VG+/VG+ 460 gms
(Order reference 5996).
Penguin 1st 1969
8vo paperback 138pp, very minor wear + creasing to covers o/w VG+ 150 gms
(Order reference 6006).
4to, very very minor bumps to boards, minor wear to dustwrapper edges o/w VG+/VG+ 930 gms
(Order reference 6018).
Pan Books 1st 1979
4to pb 136pp, very minor creasing to covers o/w VG++ 375 gms
(Order reference 6207).
4to, glazed pictorial boards F 620 gms
(Order reference 6241).
Pan 1st 1979
4to pb 136pp, very very minor wear to edges of covers, useful pencil marginal notes by previous owner VG+ 360 gms
(Order reference 6932).
Faber & Faber 1st 1967
4to, very very minor crsing + wear to dustwrapper o/w VG++/VG++ 765 gms
(Order reference 7164).
Windward 1st 1987 4to
F/VG++ 715 gms
(Order reference 7652).
Academy Editions/St Martins Press 1st 1975
8vo paperback 80pp + 16pp of b/w photos, small crease to front cover, small name to front free endpaper o/w VG++ 160 gms
(Order reference 7824).
Garnstone Press 1st 1970
8vo F/VG++ 195 gms
(Order reference 7839).
Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust 2nd impression 1983
8vo paperback 60pp VG++ 140 gms
(Order reference 7915).
D Van Nostrand Co. 1st 1966
4to, ex library, front free endpaper replaced, tape stains to boards, slight wear + chips to dustwrapper o/w VG+/VG+ 530 gms
(Order reference 8351).
Lladro no date (2000?)
4to M/F 875 gms
(Order reference 8771).
B T Batsford reprint 1972
8vo, creasing, wear + minor chips to dustwrapper plus small hole to rear hinge o/w VG++/VG 610 gms
(Order reference 8853).
Thames & Hudson 1st 1960
large 4to, cloth covered boards, gold titling to spine + gold Thames & Hudson logo to front board, boards stained + dulled o/w VG+ 1610 gms.
(Order reference 9243).
Eagle Editions 2004
4to paperback 128pp VG++ 430 gms
(Order reference 9890).
Thames & Hudson 1994
4to, maroon boards, gold titling to spine, gold device to front board, very very minor creasing + abrasion to dustwrapper o/w F/VG++. 600 illustrations, 71 in colour. 1740 gms
(Order reference 9983A).