Complete Potter The Complete Reference to Tools, Materials and Techniques for All Potters and Ceramicists

ISBN-10: 0764122592
ISBN-13: 9780764122590
Edition: 2003
Authors: Steve Mattison
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Description: This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos,The Complete Pottertakes readers through every phase of the potters craft, from clay to kiln. Separate sections explain: Clays: their different types and uses Types of ware: terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, raku, and others Design: how to draw and plan a piece before making it The basic processes: clay preparation, tools, throwing and turning on a potters wheel, using molds, tile-making, and more Decoration: creating surface textures, using slips, glazes, pigments, and more Materials and pigments for decorating: what theyre made of and how to use them Kilns and firings: kiln types, temperature controls, and more Tools and equipment: from hand tools to semi-industrial equipment Health and safety: a complete guide This handsome and instructive volume also shows examples of work by some of the worlds leading ceramicists, with information on how they achieve their fine results. Here is a book that lives up to its title: it is trulyThe Complete Potter.

Steve Mattison has been a professional ceramic artist for nearly 20 years, specializing in wood-fired salt glaze and raku. Since the early 1980s, he has been a teacher of art and design in several universities and colleges in England and on the Continent. He currently lectures at Manchester City College, England, and Budapest University of Art and Crafts. He is the international coordinator for the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskem�t, Hungary, and is one of the founders of the International Ceramics Festival in Wales, Europe's premier educational ceramics event. Steve's work is represented in many museums and private collections throughout Europe and the United States and he has contributed to several magazines and books.

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