Ceramics For Beginners: Hand Building
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Ceramics are always popular with crafters and hand building withlow-fire earthenware is a natural place to start. With its wealthof information and images, elegant design and time-tested advicethis beautiful new book by artist Shay Amber will inspire even themost intimidated beginner. Just as in her celebrated workshops,Amber guides would-be ceramicists through all the basics, fromselecting the right clay body to embellishing the surface withfabulous decorations and gorgeous glaze treatments to setting afiring temperature. She teaches how to pinch forms, create coils,make flat slabs, work with simple moulds and armatures and ornamentyour piece with stencils, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata andmore. Each technique is laid out in easy-to-follow step-by-stepphotographs with projects in progress and stunning gallery images.Amber introduces a unique, easy-to-follow method for constructing abeautiful slab-built piece and all the necessary templates areincluded. A dozen projects - including a pinched Tea Bowl,coil-built Espresso Cup Set and luminous Lantern showcase the keymethods. Comprehensive and accessible, this illustratedintroduction will become the standard on the potter?sbookshelf.ISBN13: 9781600592430
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