Simon Leach's Pottery Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to Throwing Beautiful Functional Pots
Publisher: STC Craft
“A definitive guide for every step of pottery making, from styling small tools to building one’s own kiln” (Publishers Weekly).
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, 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.
Praise for Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook
“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
“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
Available since: 01/16/2018.
Print length: 622 pages.