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Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics

Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics

By (author) Jacqui Atkin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 18th May 2017
Dimensions: w 215mm h 280mm d 9mm
Weight: 536g
ISBN-10: 178221559X
ISBN-13: 9781782215592
Barcode No: 9781782215592
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Clay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since prehistoric times. With this practical guidebook, learn all the skills you need to start creating your own beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad textures, using methods such as inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist. Following the impressive projects inside, you can put your new-found skills into practice and develop your creativity.

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Learn all the skills you need to start making beautiful ceramics. Everything you need to know presented in a step-by-step format with beautiful photos and easy to follow instructions. Find the core techniques to develop your creativity. From types of clay to basic techniques such as pinching and coiling right up to throwing, glazing and firing, you'll discover enough about the subject to get hooked. Superb practical projects from planters, to small tray to teapot and more, that you will really want to make. If I were looking for a pottery teacher, I would choose Jacqui, this book is the next best thing. I met her once at Fire & Earth, lovely lady. Recommended. * Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *