This book is a celebration of 50 contemporary artists from around the world who have chosen to create the human form in clay.
There is a detailed account of each artist's work, including biographical details and precise descriptions of their working methods.
In addition, each artist has been asked to name a major source of inspiration-whether another artist or key work, in any medium and from any culture, explaining the reasons for their choice.
The resulting depictions-ranging from the Willendorf Venus to a Michelangelo Pietà-combine with stunning photos of the artists' work to make this a book that will inform and inspire.
Jane Waller has a Masters in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art; she has been making Millefiori and Raku ceramics for nearly 30 years.
Among her previous books are Hand-Built Ceramics and Colour in Clay.