Synopses & Reviews
With examples from leading potters around the world, a practical guide to the latest techniques for potters, teachers, students, and anyone interested in working with clays and glazes
Describing and illustrating the latest pottery techniques, particularly for making large or complex pots, this book shows work from a cross-section of different studio potters and the materials, tools, and methods they use. It focuses on advanced techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, coiling, slabbing, making and using molds, and altering thrown work. Clays and glazes are explained in detail, highlighting the many different colors obtainable and giving recipes and methods for creating and modifying glazes. Firing techniques are also covered and instructions for building a fast-fire kiln are included.
About the Author
Linda Bloomfield originally trained as a materials scientist and worked as a scientific researcher. She now runs her own studio pottery business and sells her thrown tableware through shops and galleries internationally. She writes regularly for Ceramic Review.