Handbuilding Ceramic Forms

Handbuilding Ceramic Forms



Renowned potters share their personal tips and techniques * Profiles of ten top ceramicists and their approaches to their work * Easy-to-follow recipes for clay-body and glaze * Basic to advanced techniques, all in one book Take a walk on the wild side...work off the wheel! This complete, classic guide for ceramicists details the full range of tools, forming methods, processes, and possibilities for anyone working without a potter’s wheel. Chapters cover everything from the basics, including common terminology, firing, mixing, reprocessing, and wedging, to advanced techniques such as surface treatments, joining, and creating lidded, composite, and large forms. Close-up profiles of ten top ceramicists, including Susan Wechsler and Paula Winokur, explore their distinctive approaches to handbuilding, complete with tips and how-tos. Clay-body and glaze recipes, plus more than 250 black-and-white illustrations. Let crafters everywhere express themselves fully in clay.

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