Wheel-Thrown Ceramics: Altering, Trimming, Adding, Finishing (Lark Ceramics Book)

Wheel-Thrown Ceramics: Altering, Trimming, Adding, Finishing (Lark Ceramics Book)

Wheel-Thrown Ceramics: Altering, Trimming, Adding, Finishing (Lark Ceramics Book)

Finally there's a book that combines complete instructions for throwing clay on a potter's wheel with stunning color photos of every step of the process. Packed with comprehensive instructions for beginners, invaluable tips for experts, and a running gallery of international contemporary work for collectors, this will certainly become the basic book in the field.

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For years, ceramics instruction was considered best accomplished in a studio environment, supplemented by tomes on various specialty techniques, such as glazes. And for years, publishers and authors followed that unwritten law, producing texts that acted as gallery showcases and reference handbooks. No longer. North Carolina ceramicist Davis has written one of the first step-by-step illustrated introductions to wheel-thrown pottery, highlighted by 11 projects ranging in complexity from a simple spoon vase to a double-walled bowl. Nor is his the sole technique portrayed; he invites other professionals to share the limelight. Each design includes notes on surface treatment and firing, possible problems and solutions, and a colorful gallery of similar ceramics from artists across the country. Prefatory chapters feature essential tools and materials, an overview of surface treatments, and a...

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