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Book cover of Urban Potters: Makers in the City, with a potter shaping a piece of clay on a potters wheel. Published by Ludion.

Urban Potters

Makers in the City

By (author) Katie Treggiden
By (author) Micha Pycke
By (author) Ruth Ruyffelaere


  • 7,000 copies sold (worldwide) of the first, hardback edition
  • New, compact size and affordable paperback edition
  • Ceramics is still wildly popular among hobbyists around the world
  • Beautifully illustrated with colorful and inspiring images, behind-the-scenes shots of the makers’ studios, and photographs of the makers at work
  • Includes six essays that shed light on the history of ceramics in each of the cities featured
  • Includes an updated list of places to visit for anyone interested in ceramics
Full Description

Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors. This book explores the contemporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities, their history and their makers. Twenty-eight passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney and São Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios and their inspiration. Includes a practical and updated source list of places to discover and buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured. Third and updated edition.

About the Author

Katie Treggiden is a purpose-driven writer and public speaker championing a circular approach to design. With 20 years' experience in the creative industries, she regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Crafts Magazine, Design Milk and Monocle24. She is currently exploring the question ‘can craft save the world?’ through an emerging body of work that includes her fifth book, Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure (Ludion, 2020), and a podcast, Circular with Katie Treggiden. She has launched, edited and published an award-winning design blog and an independent print magazine. She recently gained a distinction for her Master’s Degree in the History of Design from the University of Oxford. She was the founder and first president of Bloom and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of the Leach Pottery.

31st Aug 2021
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
6.75 in x 9.5 in
232 Pages
250 color
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