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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 September 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216469
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques

£12.99

A unique visual directory of pottery techniques, with guidance on how to use them by Peter Cosentino

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Book Description

The new and up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive pottery book by ceramics expert Peter Cosentino.

Inside, discover all the major pottery techniques used the world over, from time-honoured traditional methods to exciting new developments. These include coiling, combing, resist decoration, sgraffito, slabbing and texturing clay. Once you've learnt these essential techniques, put your new skills into practice with a wealth of inspirational examples, ranging from bowls, vases and cups, to plaques, spheres and sculpture.

In addition, advice on materials and equipment is provided to help you on your crafting journey, including kilns, glazes, moulds and more. Finally, a gallery of stunning images is featured throughout the book, demonstrating an array of beautiful designs by established potters and ceramicists that will inspire both beginner and experienced potters.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1: Health and Safety - Important information on how to look after yourself in your mini studio, before embarking on your pottery journey

Section 2: Tools and Techniques - Exhaustive chapter on the essentials of pottery making; from the tools you'll need to key pottery methods used around the world

Section 3: Themes - Peter Cosentino explores the myriad styles famous ceramicists use for their work, from organic and purely decorative forms to the beautifully humble functional pieces used in the home

Index

Credits

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