The Complete Potter's Companion available in Paperback
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 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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+++++