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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215592
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics

£12.99

Everything you need to know to start making beautiful ceramics by Jacqui Atkin

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Book Description

A practical guidebook for beginner potters, teaching all the skills you need to start creating beautiful ceramics.

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. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting Started
Basic Skills
Techniques and Projects
Library of Decorative Finishes
List of Slip and Glaze Recipes Used in the Book
Glossary of Terms
List of Suppliers
Index and Credits

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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.

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