This is a comprehensive, hands-on, technique-based book with a beautiful inspirational gallery. From firing to finishing, this definitive reference on raku - now in paperback - is a must-have for artists of all skill levels. Ceramists will be informed and inspired by this attractive hands-on book, which focuses on techniques, not projects. It's packed with ideas, designs and recipes and covers every aspect of the raku process: types of clay, forming techniques, decoration, glazes, kilns and kiln construction, and much more. A beautiful gallery of works from around the world provides extra creative motivation.