This is the first book of its kind: an exhaustive study of that particular magic the use of colour oxides and stains in the clay body can bring to throwing, pinching, coiling, inlay, lamination, millefiori and sculpture.

Fifty artists from Europe and the USA are profiled, with detailed and enlightening explanations of their working methods, firing techniques and sources of inspiration. This ground-breaking book seeks to be an inspiration in its own right, and will be an invaluable guide for students who wish to take advantage of the staggering range of colour stains now available for us.

Indeed, Colour in Clay is a huge collaborative effort by some of the most influential ceramicists working today. It is a pooling of recipes, tips and ideas that will encourage beginners and experienced potters alike to try some of the methods for themselves and go on to develop their own distinctive style.

Available from The Crowood Press.