Published by Kodansha USA, 1979
Book First Edition
Softcover. Condition: New. First Edition. Everyone interested in pottery and crafts will find this practical guide a valuable addition to both bookshelf and workshop. Penny Simpson, an English potter living in Japan, and Kanji Sodeoka, her Japanese colleague, have compiled a step-by-step manual of the way pots are made in Japan, their forms, and their decorations. The authors give a thorough account of both traditional and modern techniques and also describe in detail tools, materials, glazes, and the setup of workshops and kilns. Lucy Kitto's lettering and sprightly drawings infuse each page with life and clarity.Pottery terms and expressions are listed with their Japanese equivalents, making it possible for the Western potter to arrive at a more intimate understanding of Japanese pottery and, when necessary, to communicate with Japanese potters in their own language. A godsend to potters, students, and collectors, this book will be especially welcome to the growing number of potters who come into direct contact with their Japanese counterparts either at home or in Japan.
Published by Kodansha America, NY, 1979
Book First Edition
Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Sketches, Etc. Lucy Kitto (illustrator). 1st. 1st printing; pictorial wraps; 118 clean, unmarked pages Size: Oblong 4 Vo.
Published by Chapman And Hall,, London,, 1880
Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Hardback. Original publisher's satin finish green cloth, black ruling and decoration to front cover; gilt lettering to front cover. Gilt lettering dulled to spine; spine ends and joints rubbed and slightly worn, with short tears to head of spine; light marks to covers. Hinges split but holding. Ownership inscription on front pastedown from 1881. 112pp with many illustrations and pottery marks. G+.