This is a troubleshooting book filled with tips and handy advice for the beginner and intermediate potter. The information is arranged in easy-to-follow, step-by-step sections which are illustrated with line drawings and photographs. The subjects include: clays, tools and equipment, making techniques, designing shapes and surface decoration. The text is very accessible and the layout easy to navigate. The result is a book that should be a must for the reference shelves of all beginning and intermediate potters.