Complete Potters Companion

Complete Potters Companion

Hardback

By (author) Tony Birks

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  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 282mm x 16mm | 827g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840913177
  • ISBN 13: 9781840913170
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 1,212,260

Product description

"The New Pottery Book" is a completely new and revised edition of the "Complete Potters Companion". Pottery is a dynamic art form, constantly evolving as it responds to newly developed techniques and the changing aspirations of potters and students. The title, as before, has been designed to help beginners and serious students alike. It guides the reader through the latest hand building and glazing techniques; new tested glaze recipes; kiln designs and firing programmes; as well as describing the traditional methods of working with clay. Each technique is supported by detailed instructions and specially taken step-by-step photographs. Galleries of work by respected artists from around the world form an inspirational feature of this volume. Pots by Paul Soldner, Claudi Casanovas, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Claude Casanovas, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Claude Champy, Shoji Hamada and Takeshi Yasuda, to name but a few, are included and show the reader the spectacular results that can be achieved with clay.

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Author information

Tony Birks trained at the Slade School of Art in London as a sculptor and potter and has many years experience of teaching and working in ceramics. His first book The Art of the Modern Potter changed attitudes to ceramics on both sides of the Atlantic. His other books include the biographies of Bernard Leach, Hamada and their circle, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Claudi Casanovas.

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The new Pottery Book is a completely new and revised edition of the Complete Potters Companion. Pottery is a dynamic art form, constantly evolving as it responds to newly developed techniques and the changing aspirations of potters and students. The book, as before, has been designed to help beginners and serious students alike, it guides the reader through the latest hand building and glazing techniques, new tested glaze recipes, kiln designs and firing programmes, as well as describing the traditional methods of working with clay. Each technique is supported by detailed instructions and specially taken step-by-step photographs. 'Galleries' of work by respected artists from around the world is an inspirational feature of this book. Pots by Paul Soldner, Claudi Casanovas, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Claude Casanovas, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Claude Champy, Shoji Hamada and Takeshi Yasuda, to name but a few, are included and show the reader the spectacular results that can be achieved with clay.