I must admit that it took me a moment to work this one out. What the author has done is to provide a concise introduction to both the creative and practical aspects of combining ceramics with electricity and water, something the jacket blurb tells us, with splendid understatement, is “actually quite difficult”.
The problems come from all sides, threatening compromise on the design as well as demanding a reasonable knowledge of wiring so that the result doesn’t become a health and safety nightmare.
As well as these considerations, Margaret O’Rorke also offers practical advice on the use of lighting and on planning your piece so that its water features are both artistic and exciting for the viewer.
As ever, these specialist publications are not cheap, but the amount of information, help and advice that you get makes them amazingly good value.