Pottery for Life: A Guide for Beginning Potters and Those with Special Needs

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages

Creating with clay is a rewarding process within the reach of anyone, regardless of experience or ability. Claire Botterill, an experienced teacher and therapist, creates a program of eight projects, ascending in difficulty as the student gains skill and confidence. She provides introductory chapters on types of clay, tools and techniques, and kilns, before leading the reader through the tutorials.

With each piece, Botterill takes the student through the sequence of acquiring materials and tools, explains suitable techniques, supplies templates, plans steps, and shows finished artwork. Photographs of each step of the projects are included, along with an initial list of tools and supplies and an introduction giving information on the skill level required, as well as recipes for slips and glazes where necessary. A useful list of pottery suppliers provides further resources.

This is a practical book for physiotherapists, teachers, and all who work with people with special needs or beginning potters.


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About the author (2001)

Claire Botterill has worked as a potter for over 20 years, specializing in therapeutic projects for disabled potters.

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