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.