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Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by 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

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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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Library Journal
This guide to hand-built pottery covers the major techniques, cleverly featuring photographs of ceramic items that have been sliced in half to show the interiors of the vessels. Photos also display the positions of expert hands with and without tools inside and outside of the pot during the building process. The potential audience here is broader than for other forms of ceramics, since hand-built refers to any clay work not done on a potter's wheel, therefore requiring less equipment. This new extended edition includes a chapter diagramming dozens of vessel shape and form combinations. VERDICT Cutaway photos make each project simple and clear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438083094
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2004
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NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,054,724
File size:
18 MB
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