Nigel Wood is Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster, Harrow; Honorary Research Associate at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University; and Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.
"A must-have volume."--Choice "Wood is a well known English potter and respected authority... In this extraordinary volume he provides a window, an avenue perhaps, into the composition and techniques used by ancient Chinese potters to achieve superb glazes admired by potters all over the world. It is an exhaustive study of both high and low temperature glazes; in a clear, straightforward manner Wood explains how old recipes can be transcribed for today's raw materials. In a well documented text, beautifully illustrated by both color and black-and-white photographs, Wood describes Chinese ceramic development, from the Bronze Age through Tang and Song dynasty monochrome stoneware glazes, to the fine porcelains of southern China... A must-have volume."--Choice