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

Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master timeless techniques, explore

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.

  • ASIN: 1631595989

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

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Handbuilding

The brand-new edition of this very popular how-to book for potters is bigger and better than ever. 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. Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed focuses on projects that produce good-looking and useful finished objects but don't require use of a potter's wheel. Author and expert potter Jacqui Atkin instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots, bowls, vases, tiles, and other decorative pieces. She also lists basic tools the potter will need, instructs on mixing and preparing clay, and advises on use of coloring agents. 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 hand-building in clay, demonstrating each step in the pottery-making process. Hundreds of color photos.

  • Brand: Barron's
  • ASIN: 1438001991

Pinch Pottery: Functional, Modern Handbuilding

Pinch Pottery: Functional, Modern

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

  • Brand: Lark Crafts
  • ASIN: 1454704136

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

Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for

From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside.Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more.  Take your hand building skills—and your artwork—to the next level with Mastering Hand Building.

  • Brand: Voyageur Press
  • ASIN: 0760352739

The Potter's Studio Handbook: A start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics

The Potter's Studio Handbook: A start-to-finish guide to

Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. Even if you haven't touched clay since your childhood art class, let The Potter's Studio Handbook guide you through the process of designing and equipping your own ceramic studio, teaching you techniques that will have you generating clay projects in no time. Once the techniques are mastered, this guide will remain an invaluable resource to all clay artists, one that will stay in the studio for years to come. A veteran instructor teaches hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques using full-color photographs, and diagrams with a reassuring voice. Each step is illustrated for creating beautiful, functional projects at home; such as teapots, vases, dinner plates, and more. Shares pottery tips that help you select and prepare clay, construct slab projects, throw and center clay on the wheel, experiment with glazes, fire your project to perfection, and much more. This is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery.

  • Brand: Quayside Publishing
  • ASIN: 0785833161

Ceramic Studio: Hand Building

Ceramic Studio: Hand

With a wealth of information, elegant design, and time-tested advice, this beautiful beginner's book covers the most popular topic in ceramics. Just as in her celebrated workshops, artist Shay Amber guides would-be potters through all the basics of hand building, from pinching and coiling to draping slabs, adding gorgeous surface embellishments, and firing. Twelve teaching projects--including a pinched tea bowl and coil-built espresso cup set--build a repertoire of skills. Hundreds of step-by-step images demonstrate key steps while extensive galleries of images provide inspiration. This book was formerly published in hardcover as Ceramics for Beginners: Hand Building.

  • ASIN: 145470201X

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

Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for both

An essential illustrated reference for both beginner and advanced potters, these step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, firing and decorating techniques, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics even if you've never attempted pottery before. Learn about essential tools and equipment, different types and constituencies of clay, methods of production and much more. Includes dozens of ideas for creating textured surface effects and decorations. Over 45,000 copies sold worldwide. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. 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, coiling, throwing, and molding, and find out how to create a range of different shapes and forms.

  • Brand: Chartwell Books
  • ASIN: 0785821430

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

Making Pottery You Can Use: Plates that stack

Create cups, mugs, bowls, and more pieces that are perfect for you!Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, 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. Each element of the creative process is explained, including: Deciding the function of the itemWorking out proportions and making basic drawingsChoosing the right clay and toolsDesign decisions, techniques to consider, variations to contemplatePicking the best method: throwing, slabbing, or coilingChoosing food-safe glazes, and moreSuccessful teacher, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, from plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens. Get started today and you'll have pieces that marry beauty, form, and function, and are perfect for all of your needs.

  • Brand: BARRONS
  • ASIN: 0764168738

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

250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters:

Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek time-saving tips, trade secrets, 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, as well as necessary tools and equipment. She presents easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery, and augments her instruction with captioned, step-by-step photos and illustrations. Topics explained in detail cover-- Developing design concepts, from sketch pad to finished piece Slabbing, pinching, coiling, throwing, turning, and mold-making, using various clays Creating surface decoration, with attention to colors, textures, and glazing Helpful sidebar features include troubleshooting tips with solutions to problems that often arise in the process of making pottery. Here is a book that belongs on the reference shelf of every serious potter. Approximately 450 color illustrations.

  • Brand: Barron's
  • ASIN: 0764141163

Sculpting and Handbuilding

Sculpting and

Handbuilding with clay offers a unique opportunity to experiment, requiring few tools, and allowing intuition and imagination to come to the fore. In this overview of a fast-developing practice, artist Claire Loder explains time-honored methods of handbuilding, as well as introducing the fascinating new approaches of contemporary ceramicists.The basic techniques, from coiling and pinching to working with slabs, are explained with practical instructions and helpful accompanying images. Equipment, clay bodies and studio advice are thoroughly covered. Through the work of today's makers, the book then looks at new methods of building by hand, including mixed media work, sculptural methods, vessels and surface decoration, illuminating a wide variety of forms and styles.Sculpting and Handbuilding is an essential guide for any ceramic artist or student wishing to learn the basics of handbuilding, or seeking inspiration to integrate and adapt conventional methods.

  • ASIN: 1574983342

Handbuilding Techniques (Ceramic Arts Handbook Series)

Handbuilding Techniques (Ceramic Arts Handbook

This Ceramic Arts Handbook brings together the best techniques, tips and projects from more than two dozen experts published in Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly. You'll discover how to make challenging pots from coils, create plates and platters with a twist, design and use complex templates, and construct functional pieces from both soft and leather-hard slabs. And, when you mix and match techniques to suit your own style, the possibilities are endless. Illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step images, Handbuilding Techniques gives you all the how-to information you need to explore new methods and expand your skills. Written for intermediate to advanced potters, this book promises to move you out of your comfort zone into a world of inspired creativity.

  • ASIN: 1574983474

The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics

The Art of Handbuilt

Potters have been using traditional handbuilding methods for generations, but new methods are now eagerly being tried, inspiring a host of discoveries in contemporary ceramics. This book begins with an historical and cultural overview of world ceramics, then moves on to an introductory section for beginners. With the aid of clear instructions and step-by-step photos, the novice learns all the traditional handbuilding and glazing methods. In addition, the author's special interest in surface decoration introduces innovative new ways of monoprinting on clay and texturing with clay slips. Advanced students are then shown how to explore the exciting possibilities of paperclay. This comparatively new medium, which is extremely strong and versatile, allows artists to scale new heights of creativity. Fully illustrated with color photos, The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics includes all the information necessary to progress from beginner to artist.

  • ASIN: 1861263627

Ceramics for Beginners: Hand Building (A Lark Ceramics Book)

Ceramics for Beginners: Hand Building (A Lark Ceramics

Ceramics are always popular with crafters, and hand building with low-fire earthenware is a natural place to start. With its wealth of information and images, elegant design, and time-tested advice this beautiful new book by artist Shay Amber will inspire even the most intimidated beginner. Just as in her celebrated workshops, Amber guides would-be ceramists through all the basics, from selecting the right clay body to embellishing the surface with fabulous decorations and gorgeous glaze treatments to setting a firing temperature. She teaches how to pinch forms, create coils, make flat slabs, work with simple molds and armatures, and ornament your piece with stencils, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, and more. Each technique is laid out in easy-to-follow step-by-step photos with projects in progress and stunning gallery images. Amber introduces a unique, easy-to-follow method for constructing a beautiful slab-built piece, and all the necessary templates are included. A dozen projects—including a pinched Tea Bowl, coil-built Espresso Cup Set, and luminous Lantern showcase the key methods. Comprehensive and accessible, this illustrated introduction will become the standard on the potter’s bookshelf.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Books
  • ASIN: 1600592430

Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures

Ceramics for Beginners: Animals &

Ceramists will welcome the return of this classic guide to creating clay figures—now revised with four new projects, updated galleries, and a fresh introduction!   With plenty of how-to images, this accessible beginner’s guide teaches the art of making beautiful ceramic figures—both human and animal. Anyone who has ever rolled a “snake” out of clay or pinched a piecrust can easily complete the 12 skill-building projects here. Master teacher Susan Halls explores four basic techniques: pinching, slab building, coiling, and dowel work. Learn how to pinch a pot with a deep bowl shape, and use this technique to construct a plump pig. With the slab building method, you can make an enchanting bird-relief tile or turn a favorite family photo into a delightful diorama. The book also offers invaluable advice on setting up a studio or home workspace, using slips, and choosing a glaze. Galleries featuring a range of ceramic work illustrate the creative possibilities of each featured technique.

  • ASIN: 1454710608

The Big Book of Ceramics: A Guide to the History, Materials, Equipment and Techniques of Hand-Building, Throwing, Molding, Kiln-Firing and Glazing Pottery and Other Ceramic Objects

The Big Book of Ceramics: A Guide to

In this exhaustive introduction to ceramics, all the materials, equipment, and techniques of the craft are presented clearly and accessibly. An easy-to-follow text is accompanied by hundreds of color photographs and schematic drawings that illustrate every material, technique, piece of equipment, and step-by-step demonstration.The book begins with a history of ceramics that covers techniques and styles from various periods and parts of the world. Then clays and glazes are introduced, with details on the diffrent types and their compositions, as well as instruction on how to prepare them. Next, kilns, kiln furniture, potters' wheels, and other equipment and tools are illustrated and thier uses demonstrated. The core of the book is dedicated to presenting the full range of ceramic techniques: hand-building, molding, throwing, glazing, and firing. In the final section, step-by-step projects show how to employ these techniques to create a variety of vessles and sculptural forms.

  • Brand: Watson-Guptill
  • ASIN: 0823005089

Ceramics for Kids: Creative Clay Projects to Pinch, Roll, Coil, Slam & Twist

Ceramics for Kids: Creative Clay Projects to Pinch,

Kids will really enjoy these 26 brightly illustrated projects. “There’s lots of fun to be had here, and it’s refreshing to see attractive finished products that look like youngsters have actually made them.”—Booklist. “Appealing....Ellis provides clear directions, uses simple procedures, suggests inexpensive tools, and usually offers several photo examples of completed projects.”—School Library Journal.

  • Brand: Brand: Lark Books
  • ASIN: 1579901980
  • UPC: 661741001987

The Art of Hand-Built Pottery: One Child's Creativity

The Art of Hand-Built Pottery: One Child's

The Art of Hand-Built Pottery: Non-fiction Picture Book for Children. The satisfying outcome that will be achieved through these most simple steps and efforts makes clay a perfect and natural medium for children to be creative and also relaxed in the process of making the piece of art. The Art of Hand-Built Pottery becomes a relaxing therapeutic process. The philosopher Schopenhauer once wrote “Through art that human beings find release...” The book, The Art of Hand-Built Pottery, is an instructionally designed unit, designed to help young children (Pre-Schoolers, and challenged children) progress in stages towards building their own pieces of art. This curriculum is grounded in the following rational philosophical approaches: Constructivism, Existentialism and Humanism. These philosophies of learning allow space for diverse learning opportunities, providing children the opportunity to organize their own experiences in creating their own pieces of art. This instructionally based unit is the result of the integration of complex, practical, learning processes and theory. In the unit, experience coincides with theory and philosophy. I hope you will also enjoy this process. Osanna Kazezian Rosa

  • ASIN: 1461184371

The Potter's Guide to Handbuilding (Practical Handbook)

The Potter's Guide to Handbuilding (Practical

This practical reference series covers everything from health and cooking to popular hobbies and leisure interests. Each book includes step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.

  • Brand: Brand: Anness
  • ASIN: 0754806197

The Kids 'N' Clay Ceramics Book

The Kids 'N' Clay Ceramics

It's a fact: most kids love mucking around with clay. And the spread of glaze-it-yourself pottery shops 'round the country has made it easy for young artists to fan the flames of their creativity in the fire of a kiln. Now, any child can find creative fulfillment -- and gloriously messy hands -- in these step-by-step, illustrated pages. Readers will learn how to set up a ceramics studio, make cool gifts and family heirlooms, and fashion their wildest dreams from a simple lump of clay. Includes ceramic techniques, tools customized for young beginners and projects for home or school. 2000 Parents' Choice Recommended Book 2000 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award

  • Brand: Brand: Tricycle Press
  • ASIN: 1883672899
  • UPC: 028195728998

Slab Techniques (Ceramics Handbooks)

Slab Techniques (Ceramics

Although this is essentially a very simple subject, slabs can be used to make the most basic of forms to the most complex. This broad approach to slab work shows a wide variety of building methods and shows the work of many high-profile ceramic artists in this area. The book explores and explains most of these methods through step-by-step images and text, using a varied range of both pots and sculpture. There are often several techniques that could be used to achieve the same result and this book shows that no one method is correct, but there will be one which is appropriate for the potter, the clay and the firing process. The reader is encouraged to experiment and develop their own ideas. The book covers all the basics, such as making your slabs and joining well, simple building methods, use of supports, creating textures, decorating with slips and ways to avoid disasters during firing. It also looks at many innovative and original approaches, as well as building large-scale pieces and the problems associated with it. The book aims to encourage the reader to experiment and find the methods most suited to them, while fantastic images of finished work are offered to show what is possible.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1408110075

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The secrets of handbuilding shown in unique cutaway photography

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The secrets of handbuilding

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.

  • Brand: Barrons
  • ASIN: 0764126660

Slab-built Ceramics


The slab-building technique for creating ceramics has been around for centuries and remains a popular construction method for artists today. The basic aspects and astounding versatility of slab-building is unveiled in this lushly illustrated survey. The working methods of 16 international ceramists are covered in detail and accompanied by images of their sculptures and vessels as well as hints on making the most of the slab-built technique. A gallery of pieces from 14 other contemporary artists is also provided as well as photographs and studies of several historical slab-built pieces.

  • Brand: Minogue, Coll
  • ASIN: 1847970044

Handbuilding Pottery Masterclass: Practical Techniques For Handbuilding And Making Moulds In Modern Ceramics

Handbuilding Pottery Masterclass: Practical Techniques For Handbuilding And

A clear and accessible guide to the key ceramic techniques - handbuilding, making and using a variety of moulds, as well as glazing and firing - with step-by-step teaching and examples to inspire.

  • ASIN: 0857231812

Hand-built pottery (International textbooks in art education)

Hand-built pottery (International textbooks in art

  • ASIN: B0007IT6ZU
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