Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed The Secrets of Hand-Building Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography

ISBN-10: 0764126660

ISBN-13: 9780764126666

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jacqui Atkin

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Here are directions for many creative, fun-to-do pottery projects potters can follow to produce handsome finished objects without need of a potter's wheel. The author instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. She also advises on acquiring basic tools, mixing and preparing clay, and using coloring agents. Newcomers to pottery crafting will especially appreciate her tips for making projects easier to accomplish, such as use of a hairdryer at regular intervals for drying out too-wet clay, and easy methods for keeping clay soft and pliable. Step-by-step color photos with detailed captions guide handcrafters through each project from start to finish. Many photos are of the cutaway type to show correct hand positions for controlling the clay, both inside and outside the form. Here's the book that takes the mystery out of handbuilding in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process. More than 400 color photos.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 12.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Jacqui Atkin is a professional studio ceramicist who also teaches pottery and occupational therapy in many colleges throughout the U.K. She is the author of several books, including "Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed" and "Pottery Basics", both published in North America by Barron's.

Using rounded coils
Using flattened coils
Coiled bowl
Coiled dish
Coiled basket
Coiled surface decoration
Garden sculpture
Pinching a simple bowl form
Joining two pinched bowls to make a simple pebble
Modeling a clay pod
Modeling a clay bird
Bowl set
Using firm slabs to make a lidded box
Building a vessel with soft slabs
Making a decorated window box with large slabbing
Porcelain boxes
Butter dish
Making a press mold
Making and using a low-relief tile mold with a simple repeat pattern
Making a two-part mold
Press molding from a two-part mold
Using a two-part mold with casting slip to cast a form
Sprig mold
Dish with sprig decoration
Simple agate bowl
Laminated porcelain dish
Double-walled bowl
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