Over the past three centuries traditional folk pottery in Southeast Asia has changed very little; simple and practical earthenware pottery has been produced by small family groups using the traditional hand techniques passed down over generations. Illustrated with hundreds of color and black and white photos—some filling the page—this book by Thailand-based potter Mick Shippen offers a broad survey of the ceramic craftspeople of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma). The book also provides documentation of the traditional craftsmanship and a way of life that is likely to disappear with the current generation of potters.
"This book goes a long way in documenting the previously neglected strong pottery tradition in this region.... Highly recommended."—Choice