Written by Michael Cardew and published by the American Ceramic Society, Pioneer Pottery is one of the classic texts in ceramic literature. Its author was one of the seminal figures in British ceramics and this book, written partly in response to his time spent in Africa, has influenced generations of potters around the world.
This edition was brought out 33 years after the book was originally published. Michael Cardew's son, Seth, himself a well-known pottery, has written a new introduction to this volume. A color section including photographs of previously unshown work is also included in the book. The text has largely been left unaltered from the first edition, as much of it remains as relevant today as it was then, and the book has become something of a historic document recording the methods and techniques of a generation of potters.