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A Potter's Book by Bernard Leach.pdf

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Descriptions : DIV 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 Chinas Sung dynasty still inform many of the pottery practices in use today thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach BR BR Leachs I A Potters Book I 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 I A Potters Book I at its foundation BR BR With this classic bookotters 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 Leachs 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 DIV










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