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Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook [With 2 DVDs]

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ISBN13: 9781617690228
ISBN10: 1617690228
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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 Leachs 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 Leachs new book is the perfect fit.” —Ceramics Monthly

 

Review:

"After eschewing the family craft for an engineering apprenticeship, events led Leach back to his kin's near-century-old relationship with the kiln. In 2007, he began posting videos of conversations about pottery on YouTube. Over 800 postings later, he has produced a definitive guide for every step of pottery making, from styling small tools to building one's own kiln. The beginner would likely be overwhelmed at the directions for use of kick vs. electric vs. treadle wheels, or the act of digging one's own clay from random rural samples. Those novices can consider this an inclusive dive into a not-so-exclusive club, where some members make their aunt a birthday bowl, and others ponder the ins and outs of decorating and glazing, cylinder variations, and pyrometric cone charts. A four-hour-long DVD completes the package. (May 7)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Simon Leach is an internationally celebrated third-generation ceramicist, descended from the renowned Leach family of Cornwall, England. He can be seen online, demystifying techniques at his potters wheel in his more than 800 YouTube videos (simonleachpottery.com). He also teaches hands-on workshops throughout the country. He lives in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. Bruce Dehnert is the head of the ceramics program at Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey.

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Emma Logan, November 18, 2013 (view all comments by Emma Logan)
As a beginning potter looking to fine tune my throwing and finishing techniques, this book was a fantastic purchase. It has wonderful photos, very clear instruction, and the chapter layout easily follows through the process of making a pot. I read through it in one sitting and am already seeing improvement in my wheel throwing (and my confidence!) I will definitely reference this book often.

Leach's videos are also very educational and digestible.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781617690228
Author:
Leach, Simon
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Author:
Dehnert, Bruce
Author:
Flood, Jared
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Subject:
Crafts-Ceramic Technique
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Wire Coil/Wire Comb
Publication Date:
20130507
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
[tk, ] color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8.5 in

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Product details 240 pages Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - English 9781617690228 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After eschewing the family craft for an engineering apprenticeship, events led Leach back to his kin's near-century-old relationship with the kiln. In 2007, he began posting videos of conversations about pottery on YouTube. Over 800 postings later, he has produced a definitive guide for every step of pottery making, from styling small tools to building one's own kiln. The beginner would likely be overwhelmed at the directions for use of kick vs. electric vs. treadle wheels, or the act of digging one's own clay from random rural samples. Those novices can consider this an inclusive dive into a not-so-exclusive club, where some members make their aunt a birthday bowl, and others ponder the ins and outs of decorating and glazing, cylinder variations, and pyrometric cone charts. A four-hour-long DVD completes the package. (May 7)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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