The Complete Potter's Companion

The Complete Potter's Companion

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The Complete Potter's Companion

This all new, revised, and updated edition of Tony Birks's classic Potter's Companion includes:

  • The latest hand-building and glazing techniques, new tested glaze recipes, kiln designs, and firing programs
  • More than 440 color photographs illustrating every step of making, decorating, and firing a clay pot
  • Instructions for throwing and hand-building a wide variety of shapes and vessels
  • Superb examples of contemporary work by artists such as Paul Soldner, Ruth Duckworth, and Betty Woodman

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821224953
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Tony Birks is internationally renowned in the field. He writes for Ceramic Monthly and wrote Bernard Leach, Hamada and Their Circle, and The Complete Potter's Companion.

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The Complete Potter's Companion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers wheel thrown (about 1/3 of book), coiled, slab and molded pottery as well as glazing, decorating & firing. It covers all of these aspects of pottery but doesn't go into great detail on any. It is well written with great photos of techniques and finished pieces. It's a good reference book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the most use book I have read. I wish I had this as a beginner. It is not only good for the beginner though. I have been doing ceramics for 4 years and reached a point where I could not get any better. Within a few days of reading this detailed book I was able to improve vastly. This is a book that I would reccommend to all. A+++++