Throwing Pots / Edition 1

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"Throwing clay on a potter's wheel and the seemingly effortless and wonderful way that clay will swell and climb in the hands of a skilled potter is merely the beginning to this most 'natural' and ancient of crafts."—from Throwing Pots

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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780812217575
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Ceramics Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,298,929
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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


1. Equipment
2. Clay
3. Making a start
4. The two families of pots
5. The jug
6. A plate
7. Bottles
8. A teapot
9. Lids
10. Turning
11. Faceting a small bowl
12. Design
13. A step further on

Suggested weights for specific pots
Places where you can see fine quality pottery
Suggested further reading
Pottery suppliers

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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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