Chinese Glazes

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A. & C. Black, 2007 - Glazes - 280 pages
Review: "Chinese glazes have long presented a technical challenge to Western potters, and this book is the most complete account yet of their nature and their reconstruction. The story of Chinese glazes is also the story of Chinese ceramics itself - one of the most fascinating and influential traditions in ceramic history."--BOOK JACKET. "Chinese Glazes traces the development of China's great high-fired glaze tradition from its roots in the Bronze Age, through the famous monochrome stoneware glazes of the Song dynasty, to the fine porcelain glazes of southern China. The book also examines in detail the story of China's low-fired glazes, from the time of China's first emperor to the present day."--Jacket

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Nigel Wood is a well-known potter and a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association. He has long been interested in Far Eastern ceramics and has collaborated on scientific research into this subject with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxfod, and the British Museum and the V&A in London. He has lectured worldwide on the technology of Chinese ceramics, and is the author of numerous articles on the subject. He has also presented papers on ancient Chinese glazes at five conferences in Shanghai and Beijing. He is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University.

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