Pottery Form

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 243 pages
In this inspirational guide, a master ceramist offers practical information about pottery making along with insights into the craft's meaning, history, and spirit. Author Daniel Rhodes incorporates both traditional and innovative techniques in his approach. His subjects include basic forms for jars, vases, bowls, and pitchers; techniques for wedging and kneading, throwing, and making handles; wheel-made pieces; modeling, coiling, and slab building; as well as historical views, including extinct forms and pottery as image and symbol.
Experienced potters and novices alike will appreciate this richly illustrated volume, which features more than 170 illustrations and photos.

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Daniel Rhodes (1911-89) taught for 25 years at the New York State College of Ceramics, achieving worldwide fame as a potter and an expert on studio pottery. Best known for his ceramics, Rhodes was also a sculptor and a painter of WPA-commissioned post office murals.

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