Papeback, 33 colour ill. This is a richly illustrated source book for ceramic painters with designs specially selected from the "Design Source Book" series and a comprehensive Introduction and Technique section by Rachel Byass. Here, you will find borders, frames, motifs and patterns in many different styles. The pages are packed with classic florals, beautiful figures, cartoon animals, birds, fish, butterflies and ornamental letters, plus many more decorative designs. They have all been specially chosen to inspire ceramic painters and to help them develop their own ideas on plates, bowls, tiles, vases, frames and more. You do not have to be a skilled artist to use this book. Step-by-step photographs show how to transfer the designs on to bisque ware and how to add colour using simple brushtrokes. Firing instructions are not included, but there is guidance on materials and where finished painted pieces can be fired. There is also a gallery of finished pieces, including plates, bowls, a frame and a beautiful Art Deco dish.