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The Complete Potter

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Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, "The Complete Potter" takes those interested in learning pottery through every phase of the craft, from clay to kiln. Separate sections explain clays, design, clay preparation, tools, throwing and turning on a potter's wheel, using molds, tile-making, and more. 

This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery! Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, The Complete Potter takes readers through every phase of the potterÂ's craft, from clay to kiln. Separate sections explain: Clays: their different types and uses
Types of ware: terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, raku, and others
Design: how to draw and plan a piece before making it
The basic processes: clay preparation, tools, throwing and turning on a potterÂ's wheel, using molds, tile-making, and more
Decoration: creating surface textures, using slips, glazes, pigments, and more
Materials and pigments for decorating: what theyÂ're made of and how to use them
Kilns and firings: kiln types, temperature controls, and more
Tools and equipment: from hand tools to semi-industrial equipment
Health and safety: a complete guide
This handsome and instructive volume also shows examples of work by some of the worldÂ's leading ceramicists, with information on how they achieve their fine results. Here is a book that lives up to its title: it is truly The Complete Potter.

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