The "Ceramics Handbooks" are a series of highly illustrated, practical handbooks for both working potters and students wanting to experiment in a new area, and for teachers. Each title deals with a specific ceramic topic or technique. In this book, Phil Rogers gives a step-by-step guide to throwing a wide range of pots, from a plate and bowl to the more complex forms of teapots and vases. He discusses a number of different approaches to throwing as well as the aesthetics of pottery and the important technique of turning. This is a guide to basic throwing skills. It aims to dispel some of the mystique that has arisen about throwing and to guide the beginner potter into good throwing practices.