"Beautifully illustrated."- The Times Christmas Book Selection
"A wonderful new book?by the presiding genius of modern studio ceramics, Edmund de Waal?a treasure house containing over 300 beautiful full-page plates."- Royal Academy Magazine
"This book is like an installation where the arrangement of illustrations makes the reader look with surprised attentiveness."- Victoria and Albert Magazine
"This is a distinctly personal, even quirky selection -- which is part of its appeal."- Bloomberg News
About the Author
Edmund de Waal apprenticed as a potter in Canterbury, before studying in Japan and Cambridge. Today his porcelain is in thirty international museum collections: most recently he has created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. In June 2010, his memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes
won the Costa Biography Award and New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Awards.