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Phil Rogers’ pots inspire ceramic artists and collectors around the world. In this Goldmark publication, Rogers pulls together the sources which have fed his creativity over the years, sharing with us his delight in different pots throughout the ages. With over 120 colour photographs, Rogers highlights the links between his own work and those selected pieces he most admires; from the elegant stoneware of Medieval Europe to the honest, unpretentious quality of the Korean potting tradition. Separate chapters on the oil, salt and wood kilns give insight into the techniques required to produce certain colours and textures, as well as into the thought processes and challenges unique to each method. Whilst Rogers pays homage to his predecessors throughout the book, his own importance as influencer and innovator is addressed by the four contributor essays included in the final section. This portfolio is for anyone interested in what lies behind the beauty of these pots and what makes them such a pleasure to handle and use.