This is the book ceramists have been waiting for. Eighteen years after its first edition, Robin Hopper has updated what has become a staple for all potters and ceramists. With several new or expanded chapters covering Oriental glazes, Islamic Iustres, Egyptian pastes, high texture glazes, flux variation triaxial and extended colour information, among other topics, this new edition is a must-have for any ceramist or potter. The book is easy to read, follow and understand and features hundreds of photographs, drawings and charts to visually guide and inspire the reader. The book features: Several new and expanded chapters with increased technical illustration material; Images of works by contemporary ceramic artists; Nearly 300 full-colour photographs, as well as charts and drawings.