Handbuilt Ceramics: Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work

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Lark Books, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Handbuilt Ceramics is written for beginners and experts alike. As a newcomer to the world of clay, you'll start by learning how to set up a workshop and gather tools, select a clay and shape it, and decorate and fire what you make. Then, when you're actually ready to plunge your hands into moist clay for the first time, the author will guide you carefully through a series of step-by-step projects: a basic pinch pot, coiled planter, slip-cast pitcher, press-molded relief tile, and more. Each of these projects comes with helpful "how-to" photos, and each is designed to let you practice at least one handbuilding and decorating method. Ceramics teachers will find that this book makes an excellent text for students, and non-teaching professionals will appreciate the chapters on commission work and inspiration.
 

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For those who equate pottery with the finely turned symmetrical products of the potter's wheel or the slip mold, the creative variety of hand-built ceramics is truly astonishing. Triplett offers a ... Read full review

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
7
Exploring the Nature of Clay
17
Handbuilding Techniques
29
Surface Decoration
47
Kilns and Firin
69
The Projects
85
Commissions
129
Inspiration
139
Appendices
146
Glossary
153
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\Kathy Triplett lives and works on a mountainside outside of Asheville, NC. Her art is included in private, public, and corporate collections around the world.

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