Beginner s Guide to Pottery and Ceramics

Beginner s Guide to Pottery and Ceramics
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publsiher: Search Press(UK)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-05-18
Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
ISBN: 178221559X

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Clay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since prehistoric times. With this practical guidebook, learn all the skills you need to start creating your own beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad textures, using methods such as inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist. Following the impressive projects inside, you can put your new-found skills into practice and develop your creativity.

Ceramics

Ceramics
Author: Elisabeth Landberger,Mita Lundin
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-04
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781581158960

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This comprehensive guide covers the materials, tools, methods, and techniques for making original ceramic pieces in a wide range of forms. From hand sculpting to pinching, wheel throwing to slip casting, here you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by beautiful photographs to make the world of ceramics clear and exciting. Readers will also learn about glazes, firing techniques, decorating tips, and much more.

Complete Pottery Techniques

Complete Pottery Techniques
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-08-27
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781465497970

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Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish. Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both hand-building beginners and potting pros. Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong. The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, Complete Pottery Techniques is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills. With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.

From Clay to Kiln

From Clay to Kiln
Author: Stuart Carey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-07-03
Genre: Potters' wheels
ISBN: 1782218092

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Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist Stuart Carey outlines the steps and intricacies of the craft, from preparing your materials to firing your piece in a kiln. You'll work through techniques designed to help you gain a familiarity with the different characteristics of the clay, create classic forms, mix your own glazes, and master the skills needed to make your own beautiful pieces. Stunning visuals and instructive step-by-step photography offer abundant inspiration and valuable guidance, whether you're an absolute beginner or a practicing potter who has already logged hours at the studio.

Ceramics for Beginners

Ceramics for Beginners
Author: Susan Halls
Publsiher: Lark Books (NC)
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-04-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1454710608

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The classic guide is back, with four new projects, updated galleries, and a fresh introduction! With plenty of how-to images, Ceramics for Beginners teaches four basic techniques--pinching, slab building, coiling, and dowel work--for making beautiful human and animal figures. Twelve projects range from a pinch-pot pig to a bird-relief tile, and there's advice on setting up a studio or home workspace, slips, and glazes.

Wheel Throwing

Wheel Throwing
Author: Emily Reason
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 1600592449

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An artist introduces the mechanics of wheel-thrown ceramics, taking the reader through nine projects, from a simple bowl to more advanced creations, in a book with full-color gallery sections that aim to provide inspiration.

Beginner s Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay

Beginner s Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay
Author: 3dtotal Publishing
Publsiher: 3dtotal Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-11
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1909414409

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Beginner s Guide to Sculpting Characters in Clay is a comprehensive guide to traditional sculpting tools, materials and techniques for beginners."

Pottery for Beginners

Pottery for Beginners
Author: George Sifounios
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-12-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1520108052

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If you Love Pottery Art or you are a new Potter this book is for you!!!! An essential Pottery Book with Special Images for new enthusiastic potters or amateurs Potters and people who want to learn about the Pottery Art. Pottery for Beginners is a Pottery Book writen by George Sifounios from Sifoutvpottery.com who got immersed in the world of pottery before he turned 25 years.What you need to start making ceramics on the potter's wheel, the equipment you will need like the potter's wheel , the Electric kiln , what type of tools you will need for pottery making and how to have your first firing etc. On this book you can have the first meet with Ancient Greek Pottery History and The Pottery Art. How to start your life as a Pottery Artist, What you have to expect when you will start pottery lessons on professional potters. You can find how to throw your first pottery pot on the wheel, the diferent types of pottery clay , and also a small introduction on the amazing world of Raku Pottery.One of the most passionate Potters from Leros Island Greece is George Sifounios who got immersed in the world of pottery before he turned 25 years. It was love at first sight as it happens with most arts. Plenty of work, effort and passion are still being poured in his projects day by day.A man of art but a man of family, as well, he managed to inspire and attract in his love for pottery his friends and family, collaborating every so often with his children in various projects. He is married with Maria and has two children, Eftymios (Who is also a Potter) and Alexandra.George Sifounios is a Potter of many techniques, as he never stops growing and developing in this art even after so many years of practicing pottery. He focuses on international pottery techniques and he is keen on spreading the love for pottery and teaching others interesting techniques. From molding up pottery to painting on the finite product, George loves each bit of hard work and this can be seen on the pottery items he creates.

Potter s Bible

Potter s Bible
Author: Marylin Scott
Publsiher: Chartwell
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-09-08
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780785821434

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The Potter's Bible is a must-have guide for beginners and advanced potters with descriptions of the equipment and materials of the craft.

Pottery Basics

Pottery Basics
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005
Genre: Pottery
ISBN: 0713673389

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This book is a basic introduction to pottery. It covers everything the beginner needs to know to start making beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructionsguide you through the techniques for making, decorating, and firing pottery and twelve simple projects allow you to put your skills into practice. Chapters include an introduction to types of clay, basic modelling methods such as throwing, pinching, coiling and turning. Key techniques are taught for biscuit and glaze firing. Each progressive project develops a new skill, and then teaches you how to add texture and decorate your vessels using inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist techniques.

Mastering the Potter s Wheel

Mastering the Potter s Wheel
Author: Ben Carter
Publsiher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780760349755

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"A book of advances wheel techniques and inspiration for potters who have basic skills but would like to learn more about throwing large forms, lids, handles, darting, and more"--

Handbuilt A Potter s Guide

Handbuilt  A Potter s Guide
Author: Melissa Weiss
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-11-20
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781631595981

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In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home. Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares. Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials. Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.

Amazing Glaze

Amazing Glaze
Author: Gabriel Kline
Publsiher: Voyageur Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-12-18
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780760361030

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"This book made me fall in love with glaze all over again." —Ben Carter, author of Mastering the Potter’s Wheel Whether you look forward to glazing your work or are guilty of saying "I hate glazing!" Amazing Glaze is for you. Join author and Odyssey Clayworks founder Gabriel Kline on a journey that makes glazing less intimidating and more fun. Start in the "glaze kitchen" where you'll set yourself up for success, then move on to learning the tools and techniques for getting your glaze right every time. Along the way, Gabriel shares dozens of tried-and-true recipes and combinations for both mid-range and high-fire glazes. The recipes and foundational techniques of Amazing Glaze are just the beginning. Learn about layering with slip and underglaze, work with resists, and combine techniques to take your glazing above and beyond. Whether you're after crystalline effects, an elusive red, or a crash-course in applying decals it's all here. A variety of artist features and stunning gallery work from today's top artists will leave you inspired and ready to get glazing.

Pinch Your Pottery

Pinch Your Pottery
Author: Jacqui Atkin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-06-29
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781589239746

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In Pinch Your Pottery, Jacqui Atkin, one of the UK's foremost ceramic teacher-writers, shows the range that this simple technique is able to achieve with a superb collection of step-by-step pinched projects.

Making Ceramic Sculpture

Making Ceramic Sculpture
Author: Rául Acero
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 1468053779

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This book takes the reader through the process of learning how to make hand built ceramic sculpture with simple yet evocative, flexible techniques. Intended primarily for beginners, the text also addresses issues of ceramic form, process and ideation that will be valuable to intermediate ceramic artists as well. An extensive, full color gallery section showcases some of the best contemporary ceramic sculpture from 104 artists worldwide.