250 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters


Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781789940039

Category: Pottery craft

Page: 160

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Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day - here are the answers to any ceramic questions or dilemmas you might have. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Discover how to improvise tools using kitchen implements, find a shortcut to rolling faultless coils, build the perfect spout and learn a foolproof method for removing a vessel from the wheel without it distorting. Every section features 'try it' and 'fix it' panels, suggesting ways of developing skills and avoiding common errors.

Making Pottery You Can Use

Plates That Stack Lids That Fit Spouts That Pour Handles That Stay on


Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764168734

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Create cups, mugs, bowls, and more pieces that are perfect for you! Everyone who owns a beloved mug that has just the right handle, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, you wish you had more of them. In Making Pottery You Can Use, you'll learn how to create the pieces that will work best for you. Each element of the creative process is explained, including: Deciding the function of the item Working out proportions and making basic drawings Choosing the right clay and tools Design decisions, techniques to consider, variations to contemplate Picking the best method: throwing, slabbing, or coiling Choosing food-safe glazes, and more Successful teacher, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical, from plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens. Get started today and you'll have pieces that marry beauty, form, and function, and are perfect for all of your needs.

Trouble-Shooting for Craft Potters


Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845435493

Category: Pottery craft

Page: 144

View: 8651

All the common problems, why they happen, and how to fix them. Many would say that only by making and resolving mistakes do we really learn the craft but of course the more experienced potter can often work out what they have done wrong relatively easily and remedy the problem by making a few adjustments here or there in their working practice. However, for the beginner and less experienced maker, problems can often be bewildering and the solutions daunting. In this book we begin with the basic principles of clay production and processing as a guide to minimise problems before they begin. We then identify the most common problems and faults that makers will encounter and suggest ways to resolve them and even use the faults to good use in some cases.

Asian Art


Author: John Laplante

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 8156