In this book, Mick Shippen provides a comprehensive survey of the ceramic craftsmen of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. He describes the life and work and history of these individuals and their communities, as well as including information about making and firing techniques and the aesthetics and function of the ceramics they produce. This will t only be a beautifully illustrated and useful reference source for potters but, as a documentation of traditional craftsmanship and a way of life that looks set to disappear, it will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the anthropology and sociology of South East Asia. A beautifully illustrated reference book for potters and anyone with an interest in the anthropology and sociology of South-East Asia. The Collector
Mick Shippen is an experienced potter, who lives and runs his own pottery studio in Thailand. He has previously written for a number of publications such as Ceramics Art & Perception and Ceramic Review.