By Glenn C. Nelson; 3rd edition. Paperback, 8 x 10, 348 pages; many black and white and some color photos; pottery, from ancient to modern; various countries; contemporary ceramics; clay & clay bodies; forming methods; design; glazes; kilns; equipment. A relatively quick survey of everything.
This book is a great "textbook" on pottery. The chapters include: Ceramics of the Past, Contemporary Ceramics, Clay and Clay Bodies, Forming Methods, Ceramic Form and Design, Decoration and Glazing, Glazes, Kilns, and Studio Equipment. It is full of awesome information and pictures which give great ideas for your own designs.