|Format:||Hardback, 176 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour illustrations, b&w illustrations|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 May 1995|
As with many traditional potters of old, some smoke-firing potters pile their pots on the ground, cover them with wood and set them alight. Others put their pots in holes, boxes and oil drums, cover them with sawdust, and fire them. The possibilities are numerous and although the methods may seem primitive, the resulting pottery can be very sophisticated. In this volume, Jane Perryman discusses a wide range of smoke-firing methods and draws upon examples of work by international artists in Nigeria, India, Europe, the American South-West and Australia. Featured artists include Gabriele Koch, Bob Schmitz, Ray Rogers, Gerhild Tschachler-Nagy, Hildegard Anstice, Barry Hayes and Anne James.