Working with Clay (2nd Edition)

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9780130983480: Working with Clay (2nd Edition)

Susan Peterson, one of the world's foremost authorities and educators in the field of ceramics, and author of the classic master course, The Craft and Art of Clay, has thoroughly revised and updated her introductory course in ceramics, Working with Clay.

Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, Working with Clay guides readers step-by-step through the creation of an object in clay. Peterson offers advice informed by years of experience in the teaching and creating of ceramics. From hand-building to wheel-throwing, decorating to firing in a kiln, the author details the process, with beautiful, full-color photographs accompanying each step.

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Written by a world-renowned ceramist and leading expert in the field, this introductory book describes the initial processes of handbuilding, wheel throwing, plaster mold making, decoration, glaze application and firing techniques in a simple, easy-to-follow narrative. The text offers rich pictorial guidance throughout, both inspiring and instructing students with over 650 color illustrations. It includes a pictorial timeline of ceramic art history; and exposes students to a gallery of ceramic art, from traditional to avant-garde. The third edition is thoroughly updated throughout.

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This new edition of Working with Clay is substantially revised and redesigned to be even more specifically crafted to meet the needs of the beginning student of ceramics. It combines clear instructions with easy-to-follow pictures and inspires with its examples of a wide range of colorful ceramics throughout.

  • Full color illustrations throughout
  • Clear, easy-to-follow steps, now with many more pictorial sequences
  • Suggested projects for the beginner
  • An inspirational chapter on the art of ceramics, ranging from masks and animals through walls and installations
  • A brief pictorial history of ceramics
  • A glossary of terms and a bibliography for further reading

494 full color photographs, including 150 new images

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