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Pottery Basics

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : PSU:000058214480
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A guide to the basic tools, materials, and techniques of ceramics.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Practical Pottery

Author : Jon Schmidt
ISBN : 9781642502237
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Crafting Pottery for Daily Use #1 Bestseller in Pottery & Ceramics and Sculpture An introduction to pottery. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, especially when you have a guide this simple to get you started. Potter and entrepreneur Jon Schmidt coaxes us into the world of pottery with a promise that we do not have to know everything about the complicated chemistry behind making pottery to enjoy it! By taking us back to the basics, Schmidt offers an introduction to pottery and a guide to creating functional pieces, along with insights into the business side of creating and selling your art. Focus on functionality. While pottery pieces can be detailed and intricate, Schmidt finds the beauty in more practical pieces. From mugs to bowls, Schmidt shows us a host of functional pieces that we can create using our very own hands. As a coffee shop owner, Schmidt uses handmade items for everything. And, he uses this pottery book to demonstrate how we too can create beautiful pieces for daily use, and potentially profit from them. Endless ideas for beginners to experienced throwers. This is the book for those who have never wielded pottery tools, and those who consider themselves experts with the pottery wheel. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll find endless possibilities for making beautiful works of functioning art with your own hands. By offering an array of ideas and techniques, Schmidt’s book captures the interest of a wide audience of creatives like you. Dive into Practical Pottery and find: • A guide for getting started in pottery and ceramics that doesn’t require expensive equipment, clay, and glazes • Numerous tips and tricks for creating functional pottery, such as mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, beer steins, and more! • Projects that will push you to craft functional art and turn your work into bonus income Readers of Mastering Hand Building; Potter’s Bible; and Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide will love Jon Schmidt’s Practical Pottery.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Beginner S Guide To Pottery And Ceramics

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 178221559X
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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.

The Basics Of Throwing

Author : David Cohen
ISBN : 0812220412
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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To master the timeless craft of clay wheel throwing, a ceramicist must understand more than the attributes of clay and the operation of the potter's wheel. Successful practitioners learn to combine technical knowledge and physical skill with emotional control and a highly developed aesthetic sense. The learning process can be extremely frustrating for beginners, but thorough background information and a proper mindset can ease the journey to technical proficiency and self-expression. The Basics of Throwing offers the kind of detailed instruction that is critical to the sustained practice of clay wheel throwing. In this thoroughly illustrated book, master potter David Cohen explores the essential aspects of the craft--the preparation of clay, the required tools, the mechanics governing the potter's wheel, the technical vocabulary, and the fundamental thrown forms of ceramic ware. In addition, Cohen shares insights into the value of related details, such as posture, breath, rhythm, and drawing, in the creation of quality clay ware. His clear writing links the physical relationship between body, clay, and wheel to the principles of beauty. Full-color photographs further clarify each concept and method. The Basics of Throwing ends with inspiring profiles of some of today's best potters. David Cohen's comprehensive instruction and holistic framework make The Basics of Throwing a unique resource for potters and ceramics educators.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ancient Near East The Basics

Author : Daniel C. Snell
ISBN : 9781135124960
Genre : History
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Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Topics covered include: What do we mean when we talk about the Ancient Near East? The rise and fall of powerful states and monarchs Daily life both in the cities and out in the fields The legacy of the Ancient Near East: religion, science and writing systems. Featuring a glossary, chronology and suggestions for further reading, this book has all the tools the reader needs to understand the history and study of the Ancient Near East.
Category: History

Greek History The Basics

Author : Robin Osborne
ISBN : 9781317690160
Genre : History
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Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome. With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece’s ancient history, the book covers the key topics, approaches and issues at the heart of Greek History, including: • The invention of politics and the rise of democracy • The central role played by the Greek city • The insights from cultural, political, demographic and economic history • The benefits and pitfalls of working with different types of sources. Featuring maps, illustrations, a timeline and annotated guides to further reading, this book is an engaging and authoritative introduction for students of Ancient Greek History.
Category: History

The Homesteading Handbook

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781616082659
Genre : House & Home
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Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.
Category: House & Home

Ceramics Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058909576
Genre : Ceramics
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Category: Ceramics

Basic Pottery Making

Author : Linda Franz
ISBN : 9780811735315
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Step-by-step instructions complete with color photographs Includes a chapter on bisque firing, waxing, and glazing 4 basic pottery projects for the beginning potter The art of pottery making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced potter. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to wedge clay, use a pottery wheel, shape and trim pots, determine clay thickness, add handles, and a host of other pottery-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on bisque firing and glazing, the final steps in creating beautiful and functional pottery. Includes complete instructions for making a large bowl, three styles of mugs, and a sugar bowl and creamer set.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Creative Pottery

Author : Deb Schwartzkopf
ISBN : 9781631598258
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Take your work to the next level! Join ceramic artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a functional potter, whether your background is in wheel-throwing or handbuilding. Creative Pottery begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. If you need to brush up on the basics, help setting goals, or pointers on how to translate your inspiration into your work, you've come to the right place. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you: Go Beyond the Basics and learn how to throw or handbuild a bottomless cylinder. Then explore seams and alterations for projects like a vase, sauce boats, dessert boats, and a citrus juicer. Flatter Forms takes your throwing and trimming horizontal. Make beautiful plates and learn how to make the jump from plate to cake stand. Master Molds and use them to open a new world of possibilities. Make spoons, platters, and asymmetrical shapes like an out-of-round serving dish with molded feet and a thrown rim. Compose with Multiple Shapes to make two-part forms like a butter dish or a stacking set of bowls. Make a pitcher out of two simple forms and then take it further by exploring handles and spouts for a proper teapot. With compelling galleries, artist features, and guided questions for growth throughout, this is a book for potters everywhere that want to go beyond the basics, learn new skills, and unlock their creativity.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Pinch Your Pottery

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 1589239741
Genre : Art
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Learn how to master one of the most ancient yet simple and appealing ceramics techniques. Taught with a modern approach by a master potter, this amazing collection of pinched projects is the perfect place to start your new ceramics hobby or to explore new ways to shape clay as a more experienced crafter. Pinching is a wonderfully direct method of interacting with clay that allows for making a range of forms and styles. Projects are simple and small and require only a few tools and your own hands. Begin a new adventure with fabulous pinched ceramics and learn everything from choosing clay and a style of decoration, to firing and beyond: Ranging from functional wares to purely decorative sculptural forms, each project is explained with step-by-step sequences and plenty of options for surface decoration. Fully cross-referenced throughout, there is a wealth of choice and styles to mix and match to make each project truly unique. A gallery of makers provides added inspiration and shows the potential of this underrated making method. This book proves that pinching is a way of working equal to all other methods and that it can produce items of refinement and sophistication.
Category: Art

Making Pottery You Can Use

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 0764168738
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Troubleshooting For Potters

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 1438004095
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This comprehensive manual takes some of the guesswork out of the ceramic process. Organized into sections that cover each step in the ceramic process--from preparing clay, to glazing and firing--readers will discover how common problems arise and learn foolproof solutions for fixing them.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A River Apart

Author : Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)
ISBN : UCSC:32106019810578
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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"Drawing on the extensive collections of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, this publication examines the story of Cochiti and Santo Domingo pottery traditions from multiple interpretive viewpoints: artistic, anthropological, historical, as well as curatorial, cultural, and personal. The reader is given the opportunity to experience the world of Pueblo pottery on many levels, and through many avenues of experience, and provided with some interpretive tools with which to critique generally accepted authorities and assumptions about Pueblo pottery. A River Apart positions the ceramic traditions of these villages side by side: geographically, temporally, taxonomically, and artistically."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Handbuilt A Potter S Guide

Author : Melissa Weiss
ISBN : 9781631595981
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home. Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares. Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials. Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Pottery For Beginners

Author : Kara Leigh Ford
ISBN : 9781645673033
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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You don’t need to be a master potter to create stunning handmade ceramic tableware and decorations. Kara Leigh Ford, pro potter and founder of Kara’s Pottery Club, teaches the basics with easy-to-follow steps and photos from her own studio. Her inviting instructions draw out the innate creativity in all of us, so all readers need are curiosity and a few key tools and materials to get started. Readers will love her unpretentious, can-do approach and her signature, modern meets earthy pottery style. The clay journey begins with handbuilding—no wheel needed! Readers will learn relaxing techniques to create projects like a charming slab mug, a hip coil planter and a textured pinch-pot teapot. With newfound clay confidence, readers can tackle wheelthrowing and present family and friends with stoneware bowls, dinner plates, bud vases and more. With an overview of glazing and an array of exciting decorating techniques, readers can develop their own personal style. Kara covers the basics on kilns and helps readers explore accessible options like firing their work at a local studio or sharing a community kiln. Once readers take their first pot out of the kiln, they’ll be amazed by their beautiful, pro-quality creations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A Manual Of Egyptian Pottery Volume 1

Author : Anna Wodzinska
ISBN : 9781733197052
Genre : Art
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This is the first volume in a four-book set covering all Egyptian pottery, ranging from the earliest (Fayum A) ceramics to pottery made in Egypt today, organised by historical periods. The manuals are quick identification guides as well as starting points for more extensive research. For each period, ceramic types are illustrated with a line drawing, accompanied by a description that includes information on the pot's material, manufacturing techniques, surface treatment and shape. Colour plates of representative ceramic types are included to give the clearest sense of the colour, composition and surface treatment. All four volumes provide an extensive list of suggested readings as well as a bibliography for each period. Introductory chapters in each book discuss the basics of pottery manufacture and analysis. This second edition boasts a new, expanded introduction. The first comprehensive guide to Egyptian pottery, this set will prove valuable to students as well as experienced field archaeologists. The volumes come in paperback and spiral-bound versions. The spiral bound versions, with hard laminated covers and tabs, are designed especially for the field and lab.
Category: Art

Alabama Folk Pottery

Author : Joey Brackner
ISBN : IND:30000111032847
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Celebrating the people, techniques, and artistry of a traditional craft. Based on 20 years’ research and experience with potters and their wares, folklorist Joey Brackner presents a definitive, comprehensive survey of folk potters and the folk pottery tradition in Alabama from the early historic period to the present. Illustrated with hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs, the book examines much admired and sought-after ceramics (such as crocks, face jugs, bowls, churns, and garden pottery) appreciated the world over for their originality, beauty, and utility. The book’s publication coincides with a major exhibition of Alabama folk pottery curated by Brackner and set to open at the Birmingham Museum of Art September 30, 2006. This volume places historic Alabama pottery making into a national and international context and describes the technologies that distinguish Alabama potters from the rest of the southeast. It explains how a blending and borrowing among cultural groups that settled the state nurtured its rich regional traditions. In addition to providing a detailed discussion of pottery types, clays, glazes, slips, and firing methods, Alabama Folk Pottery presents a geographic survey of the state’s pottery regions with a comprehensive list of Alabama folk potters, historic and contemporary—a valuable resource for collectors, scholars, and curators. Most important, in the pages and photographs of Alabama Folk Pottery, Brackner introduces—largely through their own words—the dynamic communities and families of Alabama potters who have carefully and proudly passed on their methods and styles from generation to generation. As Mobile archaeologist Greg Waselkov declares, “Alabama Folk Pottery reveals the humanity behind the artistry and the technical sophistication of this historic craft. Starting with magnificent ceramic churns, jugs, braziers, and grave markers found today largely in museums and private collections, this book pieces together the story of the talented men and women who have transformed Alabama clay into objects of great functionality, beauty, and personal expression.” * Recipient of the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Manuscript Prize Joey Brackner is Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts in Montgomery.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Hopi Tewa Pottery

Author : Gregory Schaaf
ISBN : UOM:39015050035636
Genre : History
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Hardcover, 199 pages, 750 color and historic b & w illustrations; Dimensions (in inches): 11.50 x 1.00 x 8.75 Vol. 1 - American Indian Art Series. REVIEWS: ***** The Bible of Native Arts! Native Peoples Magazine The volume will for decades remain a primary resource. Dr. Bruce Bernstain, Smithsonian Institutiton, National Museum of the American Indian We applaud the efforts of Dr. Gregory Schaaf in his American Indian Art Series. Susan Pourian, The Indian Craft Shop, Department of Interior THE reference books for Indian art. Isa and Dick Diestler
Category: History

Miller S World Encyclopedia Of Antiques

Author : Judith Miller
ISBN : IND:39000008104767
Genre : Antiques
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From the team that created the increasingly popular annual Miller's International Antiques Price Guide comes the most comprehensive reference ever published in the world of antiques. 750 full-color photographs and 350 black-and-white photographs and drawings.
Category: Antiques