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Ceramics Masterclass

The subject of ceramics is steeped in history and tradition. For thousands of years humans have exploited the versatile qualities of clay as a material to produce items ranging from humble utilitarian vessels, right through to exquisite works of art. Louisa Taylor explores this diverse discipline by showcasing 100 of the most innovative and inspiring artists past and present, analysing the techniques and methods used to create the works, and the concepts which underpin their creative process. The book shows how to recreate intricate still-life dioramas like fifteenth-century artist Bernard Palissy, explore narrative like Grayson Perry and convey sensitivity to material like Phoebe Cummings.

Ceramics Masterclass
Louisa Taylor

Softcover, 288 pages

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Carve Your Clay

Carve Your Clay takes you through creative techniques that produce amazing, dynamic results, including inlay, piercing, sgraffito, etching, relief carving, wire cutting, and more. Gain new skills as you complete 20 projects featuring author Hilda Carr's signature style, each with clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instruction to achieve beautiful results.

Carve Your Clay
Hilda Carr

Hardcover, 144 pages

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Handmade Tile

In Handmade Tile, Forrest Lesch-Middelton shares everything he's learned as the founder and owner of the custom tile business FLM Ceramics and Tile. From his years as a one-man operation to his current production facility, Forrest has seen it all and helps you every step of the way. Whether you want to make your own tile, or want to use artistic and custom-made tile in your home, this book has everything you need.

Handmade Tile
Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Hardcover, 208 pages

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Working with Porcelain

In Working with Porcelain, you'll discover the ins and outs of using porcelain. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, along with helpful insights and notes from renowned porcelain artist Antoinette Badenhorst, you'll learn about porcelain's distinctive qualities and how to successfully create with this always beautiful, but often temperamental clay body.

Working with Porcelain

Softcover, 122 pages

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100 Tips Tools and Techniques

Ceramic artists are some of the most inventive people around, and 100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques is a testament to their ingenuity. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, this book features some of the best tips and tools developed by fellow ceramic artists.

You'll discover how to easily reclaim clay, build custom ceramics tools, glaze using unconventional techniques, and much more! Each tip is jam-packed with helpful information from professionals and hobbyists that have been working with clay for many years. With these 100 tips and tricks, you'll improve your efficiency AND proficiency in the studio.

100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Ceramic Studio

Softcover, 170 pages

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Jars, Vases, Boxes and Baskets

Handmade pots find homes in various places around the house. From the vase in the living room that holds fresh-cut garden blooms, to canisters in the pantry, to the cookie jar on the kitchen counter, to the whiskey bottle or flask in the liquor cabinet, they add a personal touch to our environment. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series.

In Jars, Vases, Boxes, and Baskets, you'll find nineteen step-by-step projects that demonstrate the wide range of possibilities open to artists interested in exploring these forms using both handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques. You’ll learn how to dart and divide thrown forms to make vases, baskets, and jars alike.

Jars, Vases, Boxes and Baskets

Softcover, 87 pages

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Kitchen Pots, Bakers and Serving Vessels

Every potter has certain common forms in their repertoire-think bowls and mugs. But the kitchen is home to various less-common pots-from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers-that are great fun for the potter to investigate. Showcases pots used for prepping, cooking, and presenting food.

In Kitchen Pots, Bakers & Serving Vessels, you'll find nineteen easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. The artists share not only the process, but also the functional considerations taken in the planning stages.

Kitchen Pots, Bakers, and Serving Vessels

Softcover, 90 pages

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Making and Using Molds and Templates

In Making and Using Molds & Templates, you'll find 23 step-by-step projects that demonstrate a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques for building and using molds and templates in the ceramics studio. You'll learn how to cast traditional plaster molds, build custom wood and foam molds, learn how to design craft foam and tar-paper templates, and much more!

Making and Using Molds and Templates

Softcover, 92 pages

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100 Tips, Tools and Techiques for the Ceramic Studio

Ceramic artists are some of the most inventive people around, and 100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques is a testament to their ingenuity. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, this book features some of the best tips and tools developed by fellow ceramic artists.

100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Ceramics Studio

Softcover, 170 pages

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Clay and Cuisine

Handmade pots and home-cooked meals go hand in hand and it is not surprising that many potters also happen to be foodies. So we decided to put together another book that combines food and pots, a follow up to Sumi von Dassow's popular book In the Potters Kitchen. Clay & Cuisine brings together handmade pots with home-cooked meals to satisfy both passions.

Clay & Cuisine - Techniques for the Studio, Recipes for the Kitchen

Paperback, 172 pages

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In the Potters Kitchen - Handmade Pots for Home-Cooked Recipes

Do you even know any potters who don't cook? Wouldn't it be great if there were a pottery design, technique, and glaze recipe book put together with a food recipe book? Well now there is, and it comes from the extensive research and passion of veteran author Sumi von Dassow. Each chapter includes an overview of the type of ware being discussed, design considerations, projects for making pots, and of course, recipes to cook in them!

In the Potter's Kitchen - Handmade Pots for Home-Cooked Recipes

Paperback, 168 pages

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The Spirit of Ceramic Design

Robert Piepenburg gives ceramists a beneficial guide for cultivating their creativeness with clay. As you'll discover in the pages, when ceramic works of art celebrate the expressions of spirit
and personify core design concepts, they
embrace a heightened realization of meaning
that is personally empowering and universally inspiring.

The Spirit of Ceramic
Design - Cultivating
Creativity with Clay

Paperback, 253 pages

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Ceramics and Print

Printing has become a common part of the
ceramic artist's practice. From low-tech
monoprints to digital laser decals, it is now possible to employ a range of techniques to print on clay and vitreous surfaces. With the ongoing advancement of new technologies and studio-based transfer processes, artists continue to push the boundaries of the medium. Ceramics and
Print presents the latest developments in this increasingly popular synthesis of media.

Author Paul Scott was one of the first contemporary artists to experiment with print and clay. In this comprehensive update of his groundbreaking book, he explains the historical context for contemporary printed ceramics
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Ceramics and Print

Paul Scott
Paperback, 144 pages

Our Price $29.95

 

500 Figures in CLay Volume 2

People have carved figures in clay since prehistoric times—so what can artists bring to the tradition that's distinctive? This breathtaking collection answers that question 500 ways with works by new and emerging ceramicists that chronicle the ongoing exploration of the human form. From rustic creations to postmodern designs, from realistic to abstract, these pieces embody the diversity, imagination, and excellence of today's finest ceramic art.

500 Figures in Clay Volume 2

Paperback, 419 pages

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500 Teapots Volume 2

The breathtaking 500 Teapots launched a bestselling series?and it remains hugely popular. Now comes a gorgeous follow-up that documents the continued vitality of the form and of a new group of top international artists. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters, and enthusiasts.

500 Teapots Volume 2

Paperback, 419 pages

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500 Prints on Clay

  This breathtaking entry in the highly successful 500 Ceramics series ventures into the hottest area of modern ceramics: image transfer on clay. Juried by the renowned artist and teacher Paul Andrew Wandless, it showcases a visually intriguing collection of contemporary work in this rapidly evolving field. The featured pieces include silkscreen; newspaper, tissue, and digital ink transfer; stencils and more, printed on everything from earthenware and porcelain to stoneware and vitreous china.  500 Prints on Clay

Paperback, color, 420 pages

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500 Tiles Lark Ceramics

  From press-molded pieces to carved works showcasing spectacular surface treatments, these magnificent tiles will inspire beginners and professionals, as well as collectors and enthusiasts. Some of the larger handcrafted displays here were made to decorate public and private spaces; others use single tiles to interpret nature, tell a story, or make a bold cultural observation. As always in this acclaimed series, all the contributors are accomplished artists, renowned in the field. 500 Tiles

Paperback, color, 420 pages

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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work?and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin?s classic is the definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It?s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin?s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. Create easy one-piece molds to make tiles, bowls, and platters, or multi-piece molds for more complex forms. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting
Andrew Martin
Hardcover, 159 pages
 
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Contemporary Tableware

Tableware has occupied a special place in our kitchens and dining rooms for thousands of years, and continues to enchant us today. Ranging from the purely functional to the fine and delicate, the evolution of domestic pots tells us much about our changing tastes and habits, and the wider art and cultural movements that have influenced their decoration and forms.

In Contemporary Tableware, maker Linda Bloomfield looks at the history of the pots on our tables, from Sung Chinese and Medieval English ware to the revival of studio pottery and the influence of Scandinavian, American and Japanese design. She goes on to examine common forms in contemporary tableware, including teapots, bowls, cups, jugs and plates, and to explain the elements of form, function and beauty in each. Lavishly illustrated with examples from contemporary studio pottery and industry, as well as making images from working potters, this book is the essential guide to modern tableware for potters, designers and buyers
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Contemporary Tableware
Linda Bloomfield
Softcover, 144 pages
 
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Functional Pottery

Functional Pottery has been used by potters around the world and in a great many colleges and universities as required reading. It?s a book of personal development in the design, making, and aesthetics of ceramics objects for use, based on more than 40 years of practical experience. This book includes images of work by potters from around the world working with functional pottery. It also includes a wide range of illustrations of objects drawn from many of the world?s major museums. Not only is this book the most informative written on the subject of functional pottery and its design and aesthetic, but the illustrations of both historical and contemporary objects put the equivalent of a museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Functional Pottery
Robin Hopper
Softcover, 256 pages
 
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The Teapot Book

This is both a practical and beautiful approach to the teapot. As well as covering the essential making methods such as throwing, slab-building, press-moulding, slipcasting and more, it also looks at the aesthetic and functional aspects of teapot design. A large part of the book will look at artists and their work - covering both functional and non-functional teapots. The final chapter will also be a gallery of teapots, making this a useful asset for the contemporary collector. This is a fantastic book, that will capture the imagination of makers, collectors, and all other fans of the teapot. The Teapot Book
Steve Woodhead
Hardcover, 160 pages
 
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Masters Earthenware

Masters: Earthenware reveals the tremendous imagination, innovation, and technical facility that today's artists bring to the oldest ceramic medium. Curated by Matthias Ostermann, a celebrated ceramist in his own right, this stunning volume gives each featured artist a mini-retrospective of approximately eight pages that showcase 12-14 of his or her best works. Illuminating comments from the creators accompany the images, outlining their development and artistic philosophy.  Masters: Earthenware
Paperback, 318 pages
 
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Masters Porcelain

Forty internationally celebrated masters reveal their secrets, explaining just how they work with this incredibly demanding ceramic material, prized for its pristine beauty. Pure white and wonderfully delicate, porcelain is what clay potters usually graduate to only after years of honing their skills. This diverse collection showcases the results of that dedication, and the versatility is simply breathtaking. Masters: Porcelain
Paperback, 336 pages
 
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The Potter's Eye

Classic North Carolina stoneware pots-with their rich textures, monochromatic glazes, and minimal decoration-belong to one of America's most revered stoneware pottery traditions. With hundreds of color photographs highlighting the shapes and surfaces of carefully selected pots, The Potter's Eye honors the keen focus vernacular potters bring to their materials, tools, techniques, and history. It is an evocative guide for anyone interested in the aesthetic majesty of this resilient and long-standing tradition. The Potter's Eye
Mark Hewitt & Nancy Sweezy
Hardcover, 296 pages
 
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Make It In Air-Dry Clay

No kiln? No wheel? No problem!
With accessible and easy-to-find air-dry clay, you can easily make beautiful trinkets, jewelry, and other decorative items. This colorful how-to guide covers all the basic techniques including pinching, coiling, creating slabs, making sprigs, decorating surfaces, and sealing and finishing as well as a variety of pretty and simple projects. Choose from customized gift box adornments, elegant feather tags, festive hanging stars and snowflakes, impressed trinket dishes, a miniature mirror, sculptures, planters, pea pod bowls, and rings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches
Make It in Air-Dry Clay
Fay De Winter
Softcover, 112 pages
 
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Our Price $15.80

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