Introducing Pottery: The Complete Guide Dan Rhode

ISBN: 9780812221411

Published: November 1st 2010

Paperback

160 pages


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Introducing Pottery: The Complete Guide  by  Dan Rhode

Introducing Pottery: The Complete Guide by Dan Rhode
November 1st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780812221411 | 10.76 Mb

In Introducing Pottery, international potter and teacher Dan Rhode shares more than twenty years of experience in a well-organized, fully illustrated volume. Rhodes comprehensive overview of the methods, techniques, equipment, and theory allows novice and more advanced clay artists to solve problems as they develop and to keep improving.Introducing Pottery begins with a brief history of world ceramics and a practical discussion of the fundamentals of clay chemistry and composition.

The guide quickly moves into step-by-step instructions for working in clay. It covers throwing and handbuilding methods, and even shows how to set up a clay studio. Introducing Pottery includes an in-depth look at glaze making, formulation, and application that goes beyond mainstream glazes and allows artists to express their own aesthetic. Readers will learn about the differences between firing techniques, and how to use them in variety of kilns.

Each method is illustrated with full color photographs of professional ceramicists at work in their studios. Easy-to-read tables and charts also complement the clearly written instructions.With 200 color illustrations and inspiring writing from a master ceramicist, Introducing Pottery belongs in every new clay workers library.

As potters gain experience, this guide will continue to be a valuable source of information, giving them the tools to evaluate and learn from their experience.



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