Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Throwing Beautiful, Functional Pots

Author: Simon Leach,Bruce Dehnert

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123434

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 4920

At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give. In Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook—a book-and-DVD package—he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be learned when watching a video lesson; callouts then lead readers to the relevant video on the DVD so they can see the technique demonstrated in real time—an ideal combination that makes learning from the master easy. Praise for Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook: “A definitive guide for every step of pottery making.†? —Publishers Weekly “Third-generation potter Leach, with technical and photographic assistance from Bruce Dehnert and Jared Flood, capitalizes on his celebrity with an amazingly detailed, step-by-step text for all major processes in ceramics. The in-depth perspective starts with his directions for making simple tools (a wire tool and a sponge stick) and is bolstered by charts and information-packed sidebars (e.g., for removing air bubbles and troubleshooting your first pull). Every topic that novices must master is covered, such as working basic shapes (cylinder and variations dishes) trimming, decorating and glazing, and firing.†? —Booklist “This book has some of the most gorgeous photography I've seen…†? —Susan B. Anderson blog “Among how-to books, this volume stands out. This gem is as carefully honed as the skills it seeks to share.†? —American Craft “For those of us who learn best with a combo of text and demonstrations, Simon Leach’s new book is the perfect fit.†? —Ceramics Monthly Â

Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters

Author: Ben Carter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 3000

"A book of advances wheel techniques and inspiration for potters who have basic skills but would like to learn more about throwing large forms, lids, handles, darting, and more"--

Potter's Bible

An Essential Illustrated Reference for Both Beginner and Advanced Potters

Author: Marylin Scott

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785821430

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 703

The Potter's Bible is a must-have guide for beginners and advanced potters with descriptions of the equipment and materials of the craft.

The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook

The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists

Author: Kristin Muller,Jeff Zamek

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610581601

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 1425

Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter's Studio Handbook and The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the best of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques together with comprehensive instruction for clays and glazes. Inside, you'll find: —expert tips and tricks for selecting and preparing your clay, constructing slab projects, throwing and centering clay on the wheel, firing your project to perfection —16 beautiful and functional projects with step-by-step photos using wheel-throwing, hand-building, and slipcasting techniques that can be done at home —more than 40 formulas for unique clays and glazes with instructions on how to use them plus troubleshooting tips from the experts —behind-the-scenes access to production and mining facilities . . . and much more!

Throwing Pots

Author: Phil Rogers

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217575

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9922

"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.

Mastering Hand Building

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More

Author: Sunshine Cobb

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760362726

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 4000

From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside. Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more.

A Potter's Book

Author: Bernard Leach

Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd

ISBN: 9781910065167

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 2818

When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China’s Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach’s A Potter’s Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish of one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter’s Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach’s time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art.

250 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters

Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408110180

Category: Pottery

Page: 160

View: 1813

Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek timesaving tips, trade secrets, and new technical knowledge--which makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what they are looking for. Atkin describes the full range of available clays, necessary tools and equipment, and easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery.

The Art of Throwing

Author: Alex McErlain

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847972163

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 2005

Topics covered include:Historical backgroundThe potter's wheelWorking with clayDeveloping techniques

Beyond East and West

Memoirs, Portraits and Essays

Author: Bernard Leach

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571296130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 6616

In our time, Bernard Leach has done for pottery what Henry Moore has done for scuplture. This... infinitely rewarding book is an account of his pilgrimage through life.' Times Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was as renowned in Japan and the East as in Europe and America, both as an artist-craftsman and as a thinker. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient in the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of life - was a lodestar for many potters in the West. Beyond East and West, first published in 1978, is more than an autobiography. Full of sharply-etched and amusing recollections, it contains much of Leach's deeper thought and a great deal too about the practical application of his ideas. Its recurrent theme is the meeting of East and West at all levels - artistic, cultural, social, political.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Author: Joe Fig

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894687

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9834

What was your earliest childhood artwork that received recognition? When did you first consider yourself a professional artist? How has your studio's location influenced your work? How do you choose titles? Do you have a favorite color? Joe Fig asked a wide range of celebrated artists these and many other questions during the illuminating studio visits documented in Inside the Artist's Studio—the follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 book, Inside the Painter's Studio. In this remarkable collection, twenty-four painters, video and mixed-media artists, sculptors, and photographers reveal highly idiosyncratic production tools and techniques, as well as quotidian habits and strategies for getting work done: the music they listen to; the hours they keep; and the relationships with gallerists and curators, friends, family, and fellow artists that sustain them outside the studio.

Handmade Tiles

Designing, Making, Decorating

Author: Frank Giorgini

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579902711

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6537

The author presents techniques for handmaking ceramic tiles that both a novice and expert can accomplish. The reader will learn how to design and fabricate flat and relief tiles, decorate them, create mosaics and install the finished work.

Handmade Pottery at Home

Simple Ceramics to Make on Your Kitchen Table

Author: Frida Anthin Broberg

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446303467

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 8076

Have you always wanted to know how to make pottery but been daunted by the techniques or put off by expensive equipment? This book includes everything you need to know to make beautiful pottery by hand in your own home. Learn to create pots, plates, bowls, mugs, candle holders, trays, jugs and much more - all without a potter's wheel. Packed with tips, techniques and inspiration, you'll be inspired by the beautiful photography and practical projects. Every design is accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrated instructions so professional results are easy to achieve. And when you've finished making your piece, you don't even need your own kiln - simply pop along to one of the numerous pottery cafes to fire it!

Urban Potters

Makers in the City

Author: Katie Treggiden

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419727634

Category: Art

Page: 228

View: 8838

Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors--and by interior designers. Here, Katie Treggiden explores the con�temporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities and their makers. Twenty-five young and passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Sao Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios, and their inspiration. Urban Potters: Makers in the City will appeal to a broad audience--not only to those who practice pottery themselves, but also to anyone interested in the handmade. The book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured.

Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106264

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7630

Covers a wide range of ways to use slips to decorate ceramic works, illustrated with contemporary examples.

The Craft and Art of Clay

A Complete Potter's Handbook

Author: Susan Peterson,Jan Peterson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693547

Category: Ceramic sculpture

Page: 432

View: 8614

Widely considered to be the most comprehensive introduction to ceramics available, this book contains numerous step-by-step illustrations of various ceramic techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. For the more experienced ceramist, there is a wealth of technical detail on things like glaze formulas and temperature conversions which make the book an ideal reference. To quote one review: ...I am a studio potter and would not be without it. The fourth edition has been updated to include profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics including using the internet, more on the use of computers, added coverage of paperclays, using gold and alternative glazes.