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  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 October 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780811771375
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £9.50 (4 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £18.99
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Basic Pottery Making


A complete guide by Linda Franz & Mark Fitzgerald

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Book Description

Learn the tools and techniques you need to start making ceramic mugs, bowls, and more!

The art of pottery making is described in detail for the beginner potter. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to wedge clay, use a pottery wheel, shape and trim pots, determine clay thickness, add handles, and a host of other pottery-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on bisque firing and glazing, the final steps in creating beautiful and functional pottery. Includes complete instructions for making a large bowl, three styles of mugs, and a sugar bowl and creamer set.

About the Author

About Linda Franz

Linda Franz is a writer and reporter in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.

About Mark Fitzgerald

Mark Fitzgerald is an expert potter whose work has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show. He and his wife operate Fitzgerald Pottery in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.


Emerging Potters Issue 28

If you are looking for a book that covers all the detailed step by step procedures need to successfully throw pottery on a wheel then this is a must to add to your library. Pottery by its very nature is a solitary pursuit so a good reference book detailing all stages of production is a must. It is clearly written by Mark Fitzgerald with lavish photos by Jason Minick.

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