The Complete Potter

The Complete Potter

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by Steve Mattison
     
 

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This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, The Complete Potter takes readers through every phase of the potter'sSee more details below

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This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, The Complete Potter takes readers through every phase of the potter's craft, from clay to kiln. Separate sections explain:

  • Clays: their different types and uses
  • Types of ware: terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, raku, and others
  • Design: how to draw and plan a piece before making it
  • The basic processes: clay preparation, tools, throwing and turning on a potter's wheel, using molds, tile-making, and more
  • Decoration: creating surface textures, using slips, glazes, pigments, and more
  • Materials and pigments for decorating: what they're made of and how to use them
  • Kilns and firings: kiln types, temperature controls, and more
  • Tools and equipment: from hand tools to semi-industrial equipment
  • Health and safety: a complete guide
This handsome and instructive volume also shows examples of work by some of the world's leading ceramicists, with information on how they achieve their fine results. Here is a book that lives up to its title: it is truly The Complete Potter.

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"… detailed photographs and finished forms accompany the text."

Ceramics Monthly, June 2004

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In this complete reference, Mattison (Ceramics) surveys various types of ceramic ware, forming and decorating techniques, raw materials, kilns, tools, and equipment. Recently popular materials such as paper clay are also included. Mattison covers each topic in one or two pages with nice color photographs of examples (some by the author and other international artists) and step-by-step processes. This good, handy resource for beginners and experienced potters will find a place in all crafts collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764122590
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
570,749
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.78(d)

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