ABOUT THE BOOK
Although Scottish pottery may be traced back over many centuries, it was not until the mid eighteenth century that it became an important element in the national economy, with the levels of production dramatically increasing throughout the nineteenth century. The wares produced covered the entire range of ceramics. Considerable study of the Scottish pottery industry since the mid twentieth century has revealed the diversification of production and showed that exports and innovation were more significant than previously thought. Scottish pottery is now widely recognised as having its own distinctive character.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graeme Cruickshank was a founder member of the Scottish Pottery Society in 1973, established its archive and served as archivist for ten years. He also founded its annual magazine.