By Linda Bloomfield
Science for Potters covers those aspects of science that are useful to potters and that help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. By gaining a deeper understanding of materials, their structure, composition, origins, and how they interact, potters can have greater control over and new insights into their craft. Many people think that science is a subject that is at the opposite end of the spectrum from art, but ceramic artists know that ceramics IS science as much as it is art. Trouble is, science is a subject that doesn't come easily for some. That's why Linda Bloomfield, who was trained as a scientist before becoming a potter, wrote Science for Potters.