For fear the enthusiasm of the budding craftsman will be dampened by ominous lists of equipment and terminology, the emphasis here is on simplicity. Basic kitchen utensils and other everyday tools can serve adequately as staple pottery tools. Materials are also readily available to the discerning eye. In her book of detailed instructions, Mrs. Young begins with simple ceramic objects and progresses slowly to more intricate ones. How to fire pottery in a home oven is also carefully taught. Concentration is on ""do's"" and ""dont's"", providing the hobbyist with many unusual ideas without overloading him with technical description.