Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook / Edition 4

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The Craft and Art of Clay, by leading ceramics teacher Susan Peterson, is the most comprehensive available guide to modern ceramics, packed with step-by-step illustrations of ceramic techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. This completely revised fourth edition contains more than 150 new illustrations and includes profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics on the internet, and added coverage of paperclays, using gold, and alternative glazes. This is the one book no ceramist, whether novice or expert, can do without.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585674763
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 671,970
  • Product dimensions: 8.91 (w) x 11.41 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Peterson is professor emerita of ceramics at Hunter College and is a practicing ceramist whose work has been exhibited throughout the world. She is also the author of numerous books on ceramics, including Working with Clay (available from Overlook), Contemporary Ceramics, and Jun Kaneko.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 The Craft and Art of Clay 10
2 Fabrication Methods 22
3 Design, Decoration, and Glazing 102
4 Clays 128
5 Glazes 158
6 Firing the Ware 212
7 Marketing and Computers 248
8 Highpoints in Ceramic History 262
9 Portfolio 306
10 Compendium 350
Artists' Techniques 380
List of Artists 391
Museum Collections 396
Glossary 412
Annotated Bibliography 418
Ceramics Magazines 424
Residencies 425
Acknowledgements 426
Index 427
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