A highly accessible approach to creating beautiful ceramics, with fully illustrated techniques and a range of beautiful step by step projects. Six sections cover: design, handbuilding, making and using molds, throwing, glazing and decoration, and kilns and firing. Over 30 projects explore a diverse range of technical and creative possibilities with clay - from a simple hand coiled pot and a wheel thrown cup and saucer to a press molded plate with printed overlays. Over 800 color photos. Featuring the inspirational and original work of over 80 leading international ceramic artists.