Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography

October 4, 2014 - Comment

The brand-new edition of this very popular how-to book for potters is bigger and better than ever. It has gone up in page count from the first edition to accommodate additional projects with instructions for making them, and also features an expanded gallery of handsome color photos showing examples of finished pieces. Handbuilt Pottery Techniques

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The brand-new edition of this very popular how-to book for potters is bigger and better than ever. It has gone up in page count from the first edition to accommodate additional projects with instructions for making them, and also features an expanded gallery of handsome color photos showing examples of finished pieces. Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed focuses on projects that produce good-looking and useful finished objects but don’t require use of a potter’s wheel. Author and expert potter Jacqui Atkin instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. She also lists basic tools the potter will need, instructs on mixing and preparing clay, and advises on use of coloring agents. Step-by-step color photos with detailed captions guide handcrafters through each project from start to finish. Many photos are of the cutaway type to show correct hand positions for controlling the clay, both inside and outside the form. Here’s the book that takes the mystery out of hand-building in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process. Hundreds of color photos.

Product Features

  • The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography
  • Brand-new for 2013 Edition is bigger & better than ever
  • Shows additional projects and many more color photos
  • Cut-away images show proper hand positions
  • 192 pages in a flexbinding.

Comments

Diana Mains Welte says:

excellent reference book 0

A. grannis says:

good one! 0

Daniel Ferreira says:

Great book for starters If you want to learn ceramics, either you buy an excellent book which covers everything — or almost — or you buy a book devoted to each subject, wether it is pinching, slab construction, throwing, firing, glazing, or whatever. And even in each subject you will find several books which complement each other. Now, I hate that, because since I was a university student, I hate the flood of technical books on the same subject, which are nothing but copies of each other. That’s why I always look for classics on each subject.Considering the books I’ve already read, I dare to say that this book is indeed a classic. You won’t find here inspiration on form or decoration, because it’s not the purpose. This book it’s about flawless handbuilding, with unmatched detailed step-by-step instruction, amazing cutaway photos, and terrific advice to get your job done while avoiding common mistakes that would destroy your work in progress.Surely you will find always something…

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