Heinemann, 1985. Blue hardcover is clean and bright. Contents clean and tight with no markings or inscriptions. Dust jacket is tidy with some fading to spine and edges. Nice copy. Anyone with an interest in pioneering skills and their development into a modern creative industry will find this book a fascinating story of endeavour. Readers with a collector's interest in early ceramics - and there is a growing collectors' market for early New Zealand wares - will find this an invaluable resource for identifying their finds, be they pickle jars, teapots, or ducks flying up a wall. There are few households in New Zealand today which do not boast in the kitchen or living room some small example of the wares of an earlier era in the history of ceramics in this country. Yet how many know of the hundred years or more of endeavour by which pioneer craftsmen, isolated from the familiar materials and markets of their homeland, struggled to establish what is today a major manufacturing industry. Drawing largely on oral accounts of this time of determination, initiative and drive, the author has rescued from oblivion not only examples of most of these early wares, but also the stories of the men who shaped them...
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0868630616 or 9780868630618