The magnificent ceramics shown in this book leave us in no doubt that we are seeing one-of-a-kind-art, not merely pretty 'ethnic artefacts'. Major south-western artists whose works are avidly sought by museums and knowledgeable collectors the world over are represented with full-colour photographs and informative commentary. Most of the works shown are reproduced here for the first time in book form. The ninety-six beautiful full-colour photographs of museum quality works accompany a well researched and informative text. Together they represent a thrilling experience. Art of Clay provides an exciting guide which will surprise and delight both curious and seasoned collectors alike. It helps the reader identify significant developments in this dynamic and rapidly changing art form.