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Throwing is a skill that many potters seek to master. It requires patience, time, and lots of practice. In Throwing Pots, Phil Rogers takes the reader through the basic principles of throwing. With the help of step-by-step illustrations, he demonstrates how to make a wide range of pots, from the simple bowl to the more complex forms of teapots and jugs, including lids and spouts. Rogers also discusses the aesthetics of pottery, encouraging readers to assess design and develop a personal style, as well as ...
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Overview

Throwing is a skill that many potters seek to master. It requires patience, time, and lots of practice. In Throwing Pots, Phil Rogers takes the reader through the basic principles of throwing. With the help of step-by-step illustrations, he demonstrates how to make a wide range of pots, from the simple bowl to the more complex forms of teapots and jugs, including lids and spouts. Rogers also discusses the aesthetics of pottery, encouraging readers to assess design and develop a personal style, as well as recommending places to see examples of fine quality handthrown pottery.
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"With the help of step-by-step illustrations, Rogers explains how to make pots, jugs, plates, bottles, teapots, and lids, and discusses the process of turning and faceting. There is a chapter on design and one containing photographs of pots that were made with complicated techniques. . . . An excellent introduction."—Booklist

"Throwing Pots is for beginners. It covers clay preparation, centering, and also explains making bottles, plates, bowls, and a teapot. The sequencing and pacing of the narrative and visuals are well coordinated. . . . If you are starting out, this is the affordable little book for you."—Fusion Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713637489
  • Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: Ceramics Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 128

Meet the Author

Phil Rogers is a well-known potter. He is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and currently the chairman of its council. For a number of years, he has run summer pottery workshops on throwing at his home in Wales.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
1 Equipment 11
2 Clay 17
3 Making a start 23
4 The two families of pots 29
5 The jug 40
6 A plate 53
7 Bottles 59
8 A teapot 67
9 Lids 81
10 Turning 91
11 Faceting a small bowl 103
12 Design 109
13 A step further on 115
Suggested weights for specific pots 120
Places where you can see fine quality pottery 122
Suggested further reading 125
Pottery suppliers 126
Index 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Best book on the market

    Why do you want to write a book on a subject that has been written about over and over again? Phil Rogers has got the explanation! He just gives you the essence of what you need to know to be able to throw a good pot. And that is what is so important when you first begin to make pots!

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