Covering historical as well as contemporary pottery, this book presents both philosophical and practical experiences from the 43-year-pottery-making-career of Robin Hopper, one of America's most recognized ceramic artists.
Editorial Review - Cahners Business Information (c) 2000
This updated edition of Hopper's book on pottery form for advance studio potters has many new color illustrations, which complement a text that was already remarkable for its breadth of coverage of historic and contemporary pottery intended for household use. Each chapter discusses the practical and aesthetic considerations, aside from issues of individual artistic expression, that the potter must take into account when shaping specific items such as teapots. The last section has professional biographies of 17 potters, including updates on seven from the first edition. This new edition is highly recommended for all arts and crafts collections.
This book changed my life - Hopper has useful tips and kernels of wisdom scattered throughout, elevates clay and shows its deeper meaning in societies.