250 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters


Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408110180
Category: Pottery
Page: 160
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Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek timesaving tips, trade secrets, and new technical knowledge--which makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what they are looking for. Atkin describes the full range of available clays, necessary tools and equipment, and easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery.

Two Hundred Fifty Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters


Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764141164
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Offers tips for saving time and money when making pottery, ideas for creative touches to add to a piece, and step-by-step instructions with photographs that demonstrate different techniques.

Potter's Bible

An Essential Illustrated Reference for Both Beginner and Advanced Potters
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785821430
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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The Potter's Bible is a must-have guide for beginners and advanced potters with descriptions of the equipment and materials of the craft.

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed

The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9781438001999
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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Provides instruction on creating handbuilt bowls, decorations, and containers.

Surface Design for Ceramics


Author: Maureen Mills
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1579908446
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 143
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This studio reference captures all the popular techniques available for embellishing clay, as well as a wealth of practical information and detailed images that lead readers through every phase of the design and decorating process.

Setting Up Your Ceramic Studio

Ideas & Plans from Working Artists
Author: Virginia Scotchie
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579906726
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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This fabulous photographic tour of 10 ceramic studios covers all the practical decisions about the equipment, workflow and safety that go into setting up a new studio.

A Potter's Companion

Imagination, Originality, and Craft
Author: Ronald Larsen
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892814459
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 220
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A literary browser's delight, this anthology of essays, stories, poems, and observations celebrates potters and their craft. Contributors include leading American potters, as well as John Updike, Octavio Paz, Wallace Stevens, and others.

Making Pottery You Can Use

Plates That Stack Lids That Fit Spouts That Pour Handles That Stay on
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764168734
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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Create cups, mugs, bowls, and more pieces that are perfect for you! Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, you wish you had more of them. In Making Pottery You Can Use, you'll learn how to create the pieces that will work best for you. Each element of the creative process is explained, including: Deciding the function of the item Working out proportions and making basic drawings Choosing the right clay and tools Design decisions, techniques to consider, variations to contemplate Picking the best method: throwing, slabbing, or coiling Choosing food-safe glazes, and more Successful teacher, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, from plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens. Get started today and you'll have pieces that marry beauty, form, and function, and are perfect for all of your needs.

Pottery Basics

Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713673388
Category: Pottery
Page: 128
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This book is a basic introduction to pottery. It covers everything the beginner needs to know to start making beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructionsguide you through the techniques for making, decorating, and firing pottery and twelve simple projects allow you to put your skills into practice. Chapters include an introduction to types of clay, basic modelling methods such as throwing, pinching, coiling and turning. Key techniques are taught for biscuit and glaze firing. Each progressive project develops a new skill, and then teaches you how to add texture and decorate your vessels using inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist techniques.

Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters
Author: Ben Carter
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760349754
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
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"A book of advances wheel techniques and inspiration for potters who have basic skills but would like to learn more about throwing large forms, lids, handles, darting, and more"--

Techniques Using Slips


Author: John Mathieson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408106264
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Covers a wide range of ways to use slips to decorate ceramic works, illustrated with contemporary examples.

Mastering Hand Building

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More
Author: Sunshine Cobb
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760362726
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
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From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside. Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more.

The Ceramics Bible

The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques
Author: Louisa Taylor
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452101620
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.

Pinch Pottery

Functional, Modern Handbuilding
Author: Susan Halls
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454704133
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Presents information on making pinch pottery, including creating complex structures by combining simple shapes and the basics of color and surface decoration, plus step-by-step, illustrated instructions for nine pottery projects.

Painless Study Techniques


Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764140594
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Suggests ways to stop procrastinating and advice on how to approach such difficult subjects as foreign language textbooks and essay exams.

Basic Pottery Making

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Author: Linda Franz
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741850
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Step-by-step instructions complete with color photographs. Includes a chapter on bisque firing, waxing, and glazing. 4 basic pottery projects for the beginning potter.

New Wave Clay

Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture
Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: Frame Publishers
ISBN: 9492311240
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
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New Wave Clay unpicks the zeitgeist and aesthetic of an exciting discipline with intelligence, insight and indulgence. Against the backdrop of the digital age and shiny screens, a whole new generation of craftspeople, designers and artists are realizing the pleasure of working with clay and bringing a fresh perspective to the material. Today, there is a lively crossover between craft, design, sculpture and technology that is rethinking ceramics: what you can make with it, what it looks like and who makes it. New Wave Clay is a global survey of 55 imaginative ceramicists that are leading this craft revival. They include classically trained potters who create design-led pieces, product designers who use clay as a means of creative expression, as well as fine artists, architects, decorators, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers. Their collective output goes far beyond pots into ceramic furniture, sculpture, murals, wall reliefs, small-scale architecture and 3D printing. The book is divided into four thematic sections and features special contributions from Edmund de Waal, Hella Jongerius, Grayson Perry, Martin Brudnizki and Sarah Griffin discussing craft, industry, ornament, decorating and collecting. New Wave Clay is an image-led, dynamic study of the exciting new generation jumpstarting this age-old art. Features - A 296-page survey of 55 international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art and luxury craftsmanship. - Four thematic chapters are accompanied by interviews and written contributions on the subject from designers, decorators and collectors. - Richly illustrated, New Wave Clay is an image-led, dynamic book that aims to demonstrate the contemporary condition of this age-old art. - Instead of focusing on traditional craft ware and functional pieces, this title focuses on the community of ceramicists who create design-led works.

Hand Building


Author: Shay Amber
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600592430
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Ceramics are always popular with crafters, and hand building with low-fire earthenware is a natural place to start. This book by artist Shay Amber will inspire even the most intimidated beginner.

Colour in Glazes


Author: Linda Bloomfield
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217670
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colourful glazes for the studio potter, Colour in Glazes looks at all the methods of acheiving colour in glazes, focusing on colouring oxides in detail, including the newly available rare earth oxides. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to colour response. Emphasis is placed on using colouring oxides to achieve depth and variety of colour, rather than just resorting to commercial ceramic stains. The practical aspects of mixing, applying, testing and adjusting glazes are explained. and a large section of test tiles and glaze recipes is included, for use on white earthenware, stoneware and porcelain fired in electric, gas and salt kilns. A very useful book aimed at making glazes to achieve the colour you want, and to help you broaden your palette.