Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More

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Voyageur Press #ad - In this book, sunshine cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces,  a variety of decorative techniques, lidded vessels, using molds, and other avenues of exploration are all inside.

Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, Bandana Pottery, such as Bryan Hopkins, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Lindsay Oesterritter, Courtney Martin, Shoko Teruyama, Sam Chung, Liz Zlot Summerfield, and many more. Take your hand building skills—and your artwork—to the next level with Mastering Hand Building.

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Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay

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Rockport Publishers #ad - 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. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide. In handbuilt, a potter's guide, how to harvest and work wild clay, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, and using natural glazes.

Looking to go a little deeper? melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, salt, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, and other dry materials. Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes.

Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay #ad - Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters,  who will share their work, advice, tips, and techniques. 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.

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.

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Pinch Pottery: Functional, Modern Handbuilding

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Lark Crafts #ad - And, since many of the items can be made with easily found air-drying clay, no kiln's required!  Lark Crafts. The pieces range from a mug, and jug to a bowl, vase, taller, and they start with a basic pinch pot before moving on to wider, teapot, and more composite forms, and triple herb planter, all with stunning options for color and surface decoration.

Pinch Pottery: Functional, Modern Handbuilding #ad - The technique is simple; the results are gorgeous! Susan Halls has created an array of refined, sophisticated and incredibly modern-looking projects that are perfect for beginners, yet enticing for more seasoned ceramicists.

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Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing

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Voyageur Press #ad - 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. 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. Whether you're after crystalline effects, an elusive red, or a crash-course in applying decals it's all here. Learn about layering with slip and underglaze, work with resists, and combine techniques to take your glazing above and beyond.

Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing #ad - Lark Crafts. Along the way, gabriel shares dozens of tried-and-true recipes and combinations for both mid-range and high-fire glazes. A variety of artist features and stunning gallery work from today's top artists will leave you inspired and ready to get glazing. The recipes and foundational techniques of Amazing Glaze are just the beginning.

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Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters

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Voyageur Press #ad - With galleries featuring today's top working artists, matt long, chandra debuse, forrest lesch-middleton, Mackenzie Smith, Shawn Spangler, Kristen Kieffer, Doug Peltzman, including Kyle Carpenter, Sam Chung, Lorna Meaden, Alex Matisse, and many more, Kathy King, Ayumie Horie, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, you'll also find page after page of inspiration.

Take your skills - and your work - to the next level. Lark Crafts. What pushes this book beyond the competition, however, are the techniques offered in the chapters that follow. From a variety of methods for throwing large objects such as pitchers and platters, and paddling, to alterations, darting, this book offers potters a world of possibilities.

Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters #ad - Voyageur Press Inc U S. Mastering the potter's Wheel starts with an introduction to wheel-throwing, from centering to creating the basic forms.

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Making Pottery You Can Use: Plates that stack • Lids that fit • Spouts that pour • Handles that stay on

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - Each element of the creative process is explained, from plates, techniques to consider, including: deciding the function of the itemWorking out proportions and making basic drawingsChoosing the right clay and toolsDesign decisions, cups, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, pitchers, variations to contemplatePicking the best method: throwing, or coilingChoosing food-safe glazes, and saucers to casserole dishes, and moreSuccessful teacher, slabbing, and tureens.

Making Pottery You Can Use: Plates that stack • Lids that fit • Spouts that pour • Handles that stay on #ad - Create cups, bowls, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, and more pieces that are perfect for you!Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, mugs, you wish you had more of them. In making pottery you can use, you'll learn how to create the pieces that will work best for you.

Barrons. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Get started today and you'll have pieces that marry beauty, and function, form, and are perfect for all of your needs. Lark Crafts.

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250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters: The Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge and Troubleshooting Tips

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - Topics explained in detail cover-- developing design concepts, using various clays Creating surface decoration, with attention to colors, and mold-making, pinching, textures, coiling, from sketch pad to finished piece Slabbing, throwing, turning, and glazing Helpful sidebar features include troubleshooting tips with solutions to problems that often arise in the process of making pottery.

160 pages paperback. Time-saving tips for both amateur and professional potters. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge & Troubleshooting Tips. Approximately 450 color illustrations. Here is a book that belongs on the reference shelf of every serious potter. Lark Crafts. Includes topics from design concepts to final glazing.

250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters: The Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge and Troubleshooting Tips #ad - She presents easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery, and augments her instruction with captioned, step-by-step photos and illustrations. By professional studio ceramicist Jacqui Atkin. Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek time-saving tips, and new technical knowledge--which makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what they're looking for! Author Jacqui Atkin describes the full range of available clays and their individual qualities, trade secrets, as well as necessary tools and equipment.

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Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for both Beginner and Advanced Potters Artist/Craft Bible Series

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Chartwell Books #ad - Learn about essential tools and equipment, different types and constituencies of clay, methods of production and much more. This book will walk you through the essential tools and equipment and different types and constituencies of clay; study methods of building pots using slabbing, and molding, throwing, coiling, and find out how to create a range of different shapes and forms.

Includes topics from design concepts to final glazing. Time-saving tips for both amateur and professional potters. Voyageur Press Inc U S. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6. 5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge & Troubleshooting Tips.

Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for both Beginner and Advanced Potters Artist/Craft Bible Series #ad - The stylish design of this book, illustrations and diagrams, along with the interior photographs, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Lark Crafts. Barrons. An essential illustrated reference for both beginner and advanced potters, firing and decorating techniques, these step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics even if you've never attempted pottery before.

160 pages paperback.

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Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - Hundreds of color photos. She also lists basic tools the potter will need, instructs on mixing and preparing clay, and advises on use of coloring agents. 192 pages in a flexbinding. Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge & Troubleshooting Tips. Here's the book that takes the mystery out of hand-building in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process.

Author and expert potter jacqui atkin instructs in coil, tiles, slab, and pinch techniques to produce pots, vases, mold, bowls, and other decorative pieces. Many photos are of the cutaway type to show correct hand positions for controlling the clay, both inside and outside the form. Shows additional projects and many more color photos.

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography #ad - Lark Crafts. Brand-new for 2013 Edition is bigger & better than ever. The brand-new edition of this very popular how-to book for potters is bigger and better than ever. 160 pages paperback. By professional studio ceramicist Jacqui Atkin. It has gone up in page count from the first edition to accommodate additional projects with instructions for making them, and also features an expanded gallery of handsome color photos showing examples of finished pieces.

. The secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography.

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Sherrill Mudtools Small Shredder Rasp Tool for Pottery, Clay, Sculpture Artists, Color Varies

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Mudtools 5222370 #ad - Made in USA! Includes topics from design concepts to final glazing. Barrons. Brand-new for 2013 Edition is bigger & better than ever. The secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography. Shows additional projects and many more color photos. Time-saving tips for both amateur and professional potters. By professional studio ceramicist Jacqui Atkin.

Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge & Troubleshooting Tips. The small shredder is an indispensable tool for shaping and carving leather hard clay. The handle would trap clay and get clogged up. Michael designed a new open blade shape as well as a comfortable ergonomic grip. It functions well, doesn't trap the waste clay in the tool and doesn't frustrate the user.

Sherrill Mudtools Small Shredder Rasp Tool for Pottery, Clay, Sculpture Artists, Color Varies #ad - Lark Crafts. Voyageur Press Inc U S. For years you could find a tool like this at the hardware store. 160 pages paperback. Cut-away images show proper hand positions. Colors vary.

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Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - Barrons. Lark Crafts. Voyageur Press Inc U S. Brand-new for 2013 Edition is bigger & better than ever. In the instructional and inspirational glaze, potters will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today's leading ceramicists share the recipes and techniques behind their most stunning works of art--each selected specifically for its unique glaze.

Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color #ad - Time-saving tips for both amateur and professional potters. Shows additional projects and many more color photos. Includes topics from design concepts to final glazing. Made in USA! Cut-away images show proper hand positions. 192 pages in a flexbinding. An indispensable tool for shaping and carving leather hard clay.

New open blade shape as well as a comfortable ergonomic grip. Doesn't trap the waste clay in the tool and frustrate the user. Leaves a nice texture in the clay, tool color varies. 2. 5" wide. By professional studio ceramicist Jacqui Atkin.

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