Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics : Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics
Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad textures, using methods such as inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist.
Following the impressive projects inside, you can put your new-found skills into practice and develop your creativity.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 215 x 280 x 9mm | 536g
- 01 Aug 2017
- Search Press Ltd
- Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
- 300 Illustrations, color
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Table of contents
Techniques and Projects
Library of Decorative Finishes
List of Slip and Glaze Recipes Used in the Book
Glossary of Terms
List of Suppliers
Index and Credits
It takes you step by step in a language that's easy to follow with clear pictures describing techniques, tools, methods types of clay, types of equipment and the simplest ways to use them.
Each aspect of pottery and ceramic is simply explained and it made me want to crack on with making something! * Pam Hockin * I have recently taken up pottery having done it at school 20 years ago. I attend a class, but there is limited input from the teacher in terms of ideas for what to make and so found myself looking at books for help.
This book teaches you about all the various creating and decorating techniques as do many other books. This book gives more information that the two others I have so far read on tools and their uses. It gives some info on use of kilns, but in my opinion, not enough... this is the only negative in a plethora of positives.
The big selling point for this book though, is that it gives detailed projects involving all the various techniques to help you on your creative journey.
The images are clear. Some of the directions take reading a couple of times to get your head around, but once it clicks, it all seems so simple. I also have learnt more about glazes from reading this book than I have in 20 weeks of pottery classes.
There's even a glossary which I very much approve of! As well as a list of suppliers in the U.K. with their websites.
I absolutely recommend this book. * Emma Nutall *