Written by a well-known ceramist, this best-selling, comprehensive introduction to ceramics adeptly combines the "artist's" perspective and spirit of creative inspiration with step-by-step, fully illustrated instruction in the full range of hand, wheel, and plasterwork techniques. Ideal for self-study, it features exceptionally clear explanations; ...Read MoreWritten by a well-known ceramist, this best-selling, comprehensive introduction to ceramics adeptly combines the "artist's" perspective and spirit of creative inspiration with step-by-step, fully illustrated instruction in the full range of hand, wheel, and plasterwork techniques. Ideal for self-study, it features exceptionally clear explanations; an abundance of black-and-white and full-color illustrations of "process sequences," model examples, and ceramic projects; and a convenient-to-use layout--with one topic per page or per two-page spread. Fabrication methods. Design, decoration, and glazing. Clays. Glazes. Firing the ware. The use of computers in ceramics. The marketing of ceramics. Features photos of a great "variety" of clayworks--from pots to ceramic installations, on site and in galleries; and a portfolio of international artists, with personal statements about their work. For any one interested in the procedures and techniques of working in clay.Read Less
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This was the text for my beginning ceramics class. My teacher said, "if you only ever read on book on ceramics, this is the one." Concise and complete; an excellent text.
Jun 4, 2009
Comprehensive and Accessible
I checked the second edition of this book out from our local library after a visit to Pewabic Pottery sparked a latent interest in ceramics. I was amazed at how comprehensively this book covered the topics including types and uses of clays, glaze composition and color ranges, techniques, etc. If you're considering getting into ceramics or already practice in some areas and need a reference, this book would be a good choice.
The reason I looked for it on here is that it's such a good reference that I want my own copy!
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