The Great Pottery Throw Down
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The Great Pottery Throw Down

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Official companion to the BBC2 primetime series. The Great Pottery Throw Down brought the messy and marvellous world of pottery to life, introducing the nation to the passion and drama of turning lumps of clay into beautiful objects. Now it's back, with more amateur potters limbering up to throw the perfect pot. Meanwhile, viewers and the British public have responded in kind, with pottery evening classes oversubscribed and sales of clay and artisan ceramics soaring. Now enthusiasts and fans of the series can fill in all the gaps with this must-have companion book, which perfectly captures the passion and creative energy of the series. Combining a vibrant and compelling narrative with striking photographs and illustrations, this book offers readers a complete introduction to ceramic art, craft, manufacture, history and culture, bringing the artform and its rich heritage to life on the page. Learn fascinating details about the materials, processes and skills involved, from the alchemy at its core to magical transformations at the potter's wheel. Discover how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind, from terracotta warriors to your coffee mug on the breakfast table. And be inspired by human stories of creativity and craftsmanship, via tales of ancient dynasties, scandals of the Industrial Revolution, midcentury trailblazers, and pottery as modern `art' thanks to contemporary figures like Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 780.18g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 photos and line illustrations
  • 1911216422
  • 9781911216421
  • 227,571

About Elizabeth Wilhide

Liz Wilhide is a prolific writer of books on interior design, decoration and architecture and has collaborated with authors such as Terence Conran, David Linley and Tricia Guild. Susie Hodge is an author, art historian, historian and artist who began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi, and has since written countless non-fiction books and materials for galleries and museums. Susie also paints and illustrates for various publications and teaches writing and painting workshops.show more

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