Pottery Books

Christy, Geraldine & Pearch, Sara: Pottery - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide (3398)

Chancellor Press reprint 1993
lrge 4to, glazed pictorial boards in similar dustwrapper M/VG++ 750 gms
(Order reference 3398).

Ceramics is one of the oldest and most challenging of crafts — it has inspired cultures
across the world, resulting in a vast tradition of skills and techniques giving both the artist and
craftsman infinite scope for self-expression and experimentation.

This book examines the history and the cultural development of ceramics in the introduction,
while in section two you are shown the tools and equipment needed and how to set up your own studio. Section three demonstrates the preparation of clay and slip, and how to pack a kiln. An outline of the decorative use of colour and textures and the use of glazes is given in section four.
The nine projects involve varying degrees of complexity and each is fully illustrated with detailed, step by step instructions taking you carefully through each stage. Once the basic skills are mastered more emphasis is put on effects and finishes; how to use colour, create attractive designs and impress patterns onto your work.
The book instructs and inspires, giving you confidence in your own ability and the desire to develop your own methods and styles.

Contains advice on:
Tools and equipment
Essential techniques
Effects and finishes
Building pots by hand
Using the potter's wheel
Throwing cylinders
Combining shapes