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

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Barron's Educational Series, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Here are directions for many creative, fun-to-do pottery projects potters can follow to produce handsome finished objects without need of a potter's wheel. The author instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. She also advises on acquiring basic tools, mixing and preparing clay, and using coloring agents. Newcomers to pottery crafting will especially appreciate her tips for making projects easier to accomplish, such as use of a hairdryer at regular intervals for drying out too-wet clay, and easy methods for keeping clay soft and pliable. 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 handbuilding in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process. More than 400 color photos.

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The nice thing about handbuilt pottery is that even a beginner can create something that looks halfway decent in a short amount of time. This book contained several interesting projects with clear, step-by-step directions which included photographs. Read full review

Contents

First edition for the United States
6
Building a vessel with soft slabs
92
Making a decorated window
98
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About the author (2004)

Jacqui Atkin is a professional studio ceramicist who also teaches pottery and occupational therapy in many colleges throughout the U. K. She is the author of several books, including " Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed " and " Pottery Basics, " both published in North America by Barronas. She lives and works in rural Shropshire, England.

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