The Craft and Art of Clay

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9780133744637: The Craft and Art of Clay

The bible of modern ceramics, in a new, completely revised edition

Susan Peterson's The Craft and Art of Clay--a sell-out success in two editions--has long set the standard for both instructional and inspirational books in the area of ceramics. This third edition of her book has been redesigned and is even more comprehensive, with more pages, more illustrations, more color, and new information on practical and artistic topics.

The color charts of clay and glaze combinations, concise history of ceramics and the compilation of information sources and museums make this a book that both instructs and inspires. The Craft and Art of Clay is, more than ever, the essential one-stop source for beginning and advanced ceramist alike.

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The second edition of this popular and comprehensive book is again based in the spirit of creative inspiration, combining a clear step-by-step approach to acquiring skills with an appreciation of the unique potential of working in clay. The student can be left alone with this text to learn on an as needed basis. This frees the instructor so that they can function individually with students solving problems and giving advice. Author Susan Peterson is a well-known ceramist whose writing style provides clear descriptions of the fundamental ceramic procedures -- both in the text and through the use of copious illustrations. The selection of ceramic projects and the author's ability to convey the artist's perspective is intended to appeal to both instructors and students.

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Key Benefit: The second edition of this popular and comprehensive book is again based in the spirit of creative inspiration, combining a clear step- by-step approach to acquiring skills with an appreciation of the unique potential of working in clay. The reader can be left alone with this book to learn on an as needed basis. Key Topics: Author Susan Peterson is a well-known ceramist whose writing style provides clear descriptions of the fundamental ceramic procedures — both in the book and through the use of copious illustrations. The selection of ceramic projects and the author's ability to convey the artist's perspective is intended to appeal to readers. It includes an important new section on available computer software that has been specifically designed for the ceramist; provides additional material on topics including glazes, gold leaf, smashing glazes, special firings, and wood fires; covers the full range of hand, wheel, and plasterwork techniques in more than 60 step-by-step fully illustrated sequences; and includes a concise history of ceramics and links past techniques and traditions to contemporary work.

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