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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

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

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

Beyond The Basics

Author : Elizabeth DuVal
ISBN : 1402709366
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Introducing a new series that begins where the bestselling For the First Time� series leaves off and provides more experienced crafters with the tools to take their art into the stratosphere. Mosaicists will rejoice when they discover that the first volume is dedicated to their craft. It will empower them to create fabulous decorative items, teach them how to design on different-shaped surfaces, and explain how to select pieces that produce rich texture and gorgeous visual effects. Among the beautiful methods they can use to create remarkable projects are shellwork and picassiette, or mosaics made from chipped pieces of china. It won’t take long to learn how to make the Silver Platter, Boudoir Mirror, Blue Transferware Backsplash, Patio Table, Memory Box, Lamp, and much more.
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

Bungalow Basics

Author : Paul Duchscherer
ISBN : 076492494X
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 41.8 MB
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Bungalows of the early twentieth century were pleasantly small, well designed, and affordable. The same can be said of Pomegranate's Bungalow Basics books. Each book in the series spotlights a different aspect of bungalows, those charming and efficient homes that came to epitomize the Arts and Crafts style in American residences. Douglas Keister's photographs capture the results of meticulous restorations, while Paul Duchscherer's text provides concise information about bungalow design and history.
Category: Architecture

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.

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

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

Hydroponic Basics

Author : George F. Van Patten
ISBN : 1878823256
Genre : Gardening
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A simple pocketsized book packed with information on hydroponic gardening. The graphic colour, layout and design are intended to guide any hydro gardener through the steps of basic plant science; environment; and purchasing a garden and appropriate supplies. Includes plans for making gardens from scratch and information on nutrient deficiencies, plant problems and the full life cycle of teh garden.
Category: Gardening

Pottery Politics Art

Author : Richard D. Mohr
ISBN : 0252027892
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay to explore the horrors and delights of our animal selves. The book revives from undeserved obscurity the far-southern Illinois potting brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick (1814-90, 1828-96) and examines the significance of the haunting, witty, and grotesque wares of the brothers' Anna Pottery (1859-96). The book then traces the Kirkpatricks' decisive influence on a central figure in the American arts and crafts movement, George Ohr (1857-1918), known as "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" and arguably America's greatest potter. Finally, the book gives a new reading to Ohr's contorted yet lyrical and ecstatic works. Abundant full-color and black-and-white photographs illustrate this remarkable art, with images of many Kirkpatrick and Ohr works being published here for the first time.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Simon Leach S Pottery Handbook

Author : Simon Leach
ISBN : 9781613123430
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give. In Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook—a book-and-DVD package—he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements that typically fly by too fast to be learned when watching a video lesson; callouts then lead readers to the relevant video on the DVD so they can see the technique demonstrated in real time—an ideal combination that makes learning from the master easy. Praise for Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook: “A definitive guide for every step of pottery making.†? —Publishers Weekly “Third-generation potter Leach, with technical and photographic assistance from Bruce Dehnert and Jared Flood, capitalizes on his celebrity with an amazingly detailed, step-by-step text for all major processes in ceramics. The in-depth perspective starts with his directions for making simple tools (a wire tool and a sponge stick) and is bolstered by charts and information-packed sidebars (e.g., for removing air bubbles and troubleshooting your first pull). Every topic that novices must master is covered, such as working basic shapes (cylinder and variations dishes) trimming, decorating and glazing, and firing.†? —Booklist “This book has some of the most gorgeous photography I've seen…†? —Susan B. Anderson blog “Among how-to books, this volume stands out. This gem is as carefully honed as the skills it seeks to share.†? —American Craft “For those of us who learn best with a combo of text and demonstrations, Simon Leach’s new book is the perfect fit.†? —Ceramics Monthly Â
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

Pottery Making Techniques

Author : Anderson Turner
ISBN : 157498201X
Genre : Science
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Articles on pottery techniques chosen from the early issues of Pottery making illustrated.
Category: Science

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

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

250 Tips Techniques And Trade Secrets For Potters

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 1789940036
Genre : Pottery craft
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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.
Category: Pottery craft

Home Nesting Basics

Author : Pat Ross
ISBN : 9780446557344
Genre : House & Home
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12 Simple Steps to Creating a Space That's Truly Yours
Category: House & Home