China – Ancient Kilns and Modern Ceramics:
A Guide to the Potteries
By: Wanda Garnsey with Rewi Alley

Review by on April 4th, 2008 // Filed under Glaze and Pottery Technique, Hand and Reference Books

ancient kilns
China, ancient kilns and modern ceramics: A guide to the modern potteries

Organized geographically by provinces, the guide provides information on pottery in these provinces, with informative descriptions and illustrations. The book is from 1983 and when it comes to historical reference literature I feel this is actually good. This is just a few years after the Cultural Revolution and the modern industrialization have not yet altered all traditional industries.

I have seen this book availavle from around $30 to more than $300 and would like to suggest that you look around some before you hit the ‘buy’ button.

Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1983. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, maps. 28 cm. XIII, 144 pages
The book also on the Smithsonian reading list.

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