Inspired by the Near Eastern ceramic pottery, Alan Caiger-Smith is world renowned for his tin-glazed ceramics with lustrous surfaces. His surfaces are brush decorated with complicated patterns. Alan’s artwork can be seen in many public collections worldwide. Lustreware pottery is not food safe. However, it is gorgeous.
Caiger-Smith is also respected historian, writing comprehensively about his areas of expertise – tin glazed earthenwares and lustrewares in the Hispano-Moresque traditions. In 1973 he published his first book Tin-Glaze Pottery and his history of lustre-ware Pottery was published in 1985.