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'A Century of Ceramics'

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* Paperback reduced from £28 to £15 *
Size: 11 x 8.5 inches portrait
No. of pages: 256 gloss art pages - full colour - section sewn
Images: Over 350 colour and black and white
Cover: Available in hard card paperback or limited edition hardback (500) with signed and numbered bookplate
Distribution: UK
Writers/Designers: Lisa & Andrew Dowden
Price: HB Limited Edition £35 + p&p PB now reduced from £28 to £15 + p&p
Availability: Direct from Andrew Dowden
TO ORDER: Please contact Andrew Dowden.

This beautiful book was a labour of love with research ongoing for eight years. There being no previous written information, countless facts and verifications, and numerous images were sourced by Lisa. Friendships were struck with many potters which lasts to this day.

Twenty-seven potters are profiled throughout the 20th century. Each profile includes the potter's history, images and marks (where appropriate). Potters and potteries profiled in the book are: Harry Edmund Pritchett - Pritchett Pottery, Isle of Wight Handcraft Pottery (often referred to as 'Saunders'), Ray and Sybil Parsons - Yellowsands/Bembridge Pottery, Harold Charlesworth, Joe Lester and Joseph Lester, Westlake Pottery, John Reilly, Saul Pottery, Don Beckley, Kenneth A Scotcher, Jack Manning, Tony Bristow - Bristow Pottery, Martyn Gilchrist - Bembridge Pottery, Krystyna Young - Brading Pottery/Haseley Manor Pottery, Andrew Bristow - Bonchurch Pottery, Wendy Franklin - Brickfields Pottery, John and Sheila Francis A/ARCA - Chessell Pottery, Kim Reilly - Metamorphics Pottery, Angela Buckland, Molly Attrill, Paul Lewis - Lewis & Lewis Design Ltd, Carol Jaye, Stella Williamson, Renella Power - Yarmouth Pottery, Pauline Barnden, Juliet Lainson, Brother Alexander Tingay - Quarr Abbey Pottery.

The book also includes a history of ancient Island pottery from the Neolithic period up to the 20th century, with examples of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman (Vectis ware), and Anglo-Saxon pots, together with a study of potsherds through the ages, a review of pottery in Island schools, location maps, glossary of terms and a directory of contemporary makers at the time of print.