Susan Peterson, one of the world's foremost authorities and educators in the field of ceramics, and author of the classic master course, The Craft and Art of Clay, has thoroughly revised and updated her introductory course in ceramics, Working with Clay.
Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, Working with Clay guides readers step-by-step through the creation of an object in clay. Peterson offers advice informed by years of experience in the teaching and creating of ceramics. From hand-building to wheel-throwing, decorating to firing in a kiln, the author details the process, with beautiful, full-color photographs accompanying each step.
Susan Peterson is Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at Hunter College at the City University of New York. In 1997 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Ceramic Education Council of America.
1. The World of Ceramics. 2. The Craft of Working with Clay by Hand. 3. Throwing on the Potter's Wheel. 4. Finishing Touches. 5. Firing Ceramics. 6. The Art of Ceramics. 7. The Timeless World History of Ceramic Art.
Compendium. 1. Suggested Projects for Individual Work. 2. Suggested Projects for Beginning Hand-building. 3. Progression of Individual Steps in Throwing. 4. Suggested Projects for Clay, Glaze, and Decoration Experiments. 5. Experimenting with Material Additions to a Base Glaze. 6. Glaze Improvisations. 7. Glaze “Line-blend” Test. 8. Special Low-fire Information. 9. Example of a Pottery Studio. 10. Terms Easily Mixed Up. Glossary. List of Artists. Information Sources. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index.