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    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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    Title
    Complete Potters Companion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Birks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 827 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840913170
    ISBN 10: 1840913177
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFA
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TT920
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WFS
    BISAC V2.8: ART028000
    DC21: 738.1
    BISAC V2.8: CRA003000, CRA024000
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Conran Octopus Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
    Table of contents
    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.