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Here you will find the largest and most comprehensive selection of pottery books and films anywhere plus our hand picked selection of potters tools. We have books and films in every category including out of print, rare, and collectible titles. We also have an ever changing selection of SPECIALS that are priced so low that even I wonder how we do it. Questions? We’re potters and we read these books so ask! 

We love to help. Read on and have fun. 


Steven Branfman, Founder, Director, and Head Potter

31 Thorpe Rd. Needham, MA 02494 USA     Phone: 781-449-7687       Fax: 781-449-9098    Email: PottersShop@aol.com   Hours: M-Th: 11-5 F: 10-4  

Site Search Tips

Please read these tips for making your browsing easier.
Welcome to our online booklist. Our entire catalog is here for your perusal and I hope you’ll take advantage of everything we have to offer. 

  • "p" indicates paperback, otherwise the book is hardcover.
  • If OUT OF PRINT appears after the author or title it means that the book is out of print and no longer available. We keep the book on the list for your information. We do have an out of print category and we do search for out of print books. Please inquire.
  • Our web site has no shopping cart feature so to order (see above) please e mail, phone, fax, or snail mail it in.
  • Searching our catalog: Please read this to avoid unnecessary frustration! Our web site does not have a built in search engine. You must use your web browser's "find" function. See below for instructions on doing that.  You can then search within a category by performing the search when you are on that page, or you can search the entire list by clicking on “Search full catalog.” Unless you are on the “Search full catalog” page, your search will be limited to the category that you are currently in. 
  • Using your web browser’s "find" function: For most web browsers, if you hold down the "apple" or "control" key and type the letter "f" a little box will pop up that allows you type in a keyword to search for. I have found Firefox to be the best browser to use with this site but all browsers will work fine. Unless you are certain of the exact title (including spelling and punctuation) or author of a book or video, search by a familiar keyword. For example, if you search for “kiln”, every book and video with the word “kiln” in either the title or description will be found one at a time. This way you will be sure to find the book you are looking for.
  • We no longer offer a printed catalog. Sorry for any inconvenience this may pose.
  • Other than our tools, there are no photos on this website. 


 Ordering Instructions

Please read before ordering.

ORDER by email, phone, fax, or snail mail though first time customers may want to order by phone. Our friendly staff are all professional potters, knowledgeable about our products, are happy to help you find the right books or videos for your areas of interest and level of experience, or answer any questions about ordering and shipping.

PAYMENT must accompany your order and be in U.S. funds. We accept:

    * checks
    * VISA
    * PayPal
    * Money Orders
    * Travelers Checks
When using a credit card, please include the credit card number, expiration date, the three-digit security code from the the back of the card, billing address, a daytime phone number, and name on the card.

We are happy to invoice you. Phone and email orders are fine. Regular discounts apply. Orders are sent UPS unless otherwise requested.

SHIPPING and PACKING CHARGES We do not make money on shipping and packing! Our charges are designed for simplicity and to recover our costs only. Please read our instructions carefully.

    * USA: for regular media mail shipping include $7 for one item plus $1 for each additional item. For UPS or Priority Mail call or email us for shipping charges.

    * Canada and other International shipping, please contact us for shipping options and costs.

Special shipping requests? Let us know.

RETURNS, CREDITS, and REFUNDS Defective products will be exchanged at our expense. Other returns will receive a credit less $1 for one item, $2 for more than one item. Items must be in saleable condition and be returned within 30 days of our shipping date. There are no refunds for returned items, only credits. Defective videos or DVD’s will be exchanged only. If your order contains an item that is no longer available we will send you a credit slip. If you prefer a refund, send back the slip with a note and the cash will be on its way. When using a credit please send us back the yellow slip.

RECEIPTS Other than to schools, institutions, and wholesale accounts, we do not routinely send receipts with orders. (The paperwork is a pain!) If you can copy your order form as a receipt, that helps us out. If you need a separate receipt let us know and we will include one.

SPECIAL REQUESTS are our specialty! 
Looking for a book or video not listed? We can search for you. Do you need a more detailed description or recommendation? We'll read you the table of contents and describe the details of the book. Are you making a purchase as a gift? We are happy to send the order directly to the recipient for you and include a gift card. We are the book people!!

Book Order Form


Please list the items you would like and their quantities. If it is a video please specify VHS or DVD. If it is a limited edition and listed specifically on the website description please make sure we can identify which one you want.

Unless you request otherwise, default shipping for books and films will be sent via the less expensive of USPS Media Mail or UPS. Tools will also be sent via the less expensive of USPS Priority or UPS.

Please be on the look out for a confirmation email regarding the availability of the items in your order. The email will include a notification of back orders if necessary, shipping fee and total amount the will be charged to your credit card.

31 Thorpe Rd. Needham, MA 02494 USA     Phone: 781-449-7687     Fax: 781-449-9098      Email: PottersShop@aol.com     Hours: M-Th: 11-5 F: 10-4