The Basics of Throwing: A Practical Approach to Form and Design

4.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780812220414: The Basics of Throwing: A Practical Approach to Form and Design
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

To master the timeless craft of clay wheel throwing, a ceramicist must understand more than the attributes of clay and the operation of the potter's wheel. Successful practitioners learn to combine technical knowledge and physical skill with emotional control and a highly developed aesthetic sense. The learning process can be extremely frustrating for beginners, but thorough background information and a proper mindset can ease the journey to technical proficiency and self-expression.

The Basics of Throwing offers the kind of detailed instruction that is critical to the sustained practice of clay wheel throwing. In this thoroughly illustrated book, master potter David Cohen explores the essential aspects of the craft—the preparation of clay, the required tools, the mechanics governing the potter's wheel, the technical vocabulary, and the fundamental thrown forms of ceramic ware. In addition, Cohen shares insights into the value of related details, such as posture, breath, rhythm, and drawing, in the creation of quality clay ware. His clear writing links the physical relationship between body, clay, and wheel to the principles of beauty. Full-color photographs further clarify each concept and method. The Basics of Throwing ends with inspiring profiles of some of today's best potters.

David Cohen's comprehensive instruction and holistic framework make The Basics of Throwing a unique resource for potters and ceramics educators.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Cohen is a professional ceramicist and educator with more than four decades of experience. Over the years, he has taught and exhibited around the world. He continues to work in his home studio in Scotland.

Review:

'Cohen supports his thesis through brief. beautifully illustrated essays' Ceramic Review (September/October 2008)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 29.95
US$ 29.46

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780713681291: The Basics of Throwing

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0713681292 ISBN 13:  9780713681291
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2008
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Cohen
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. To master the timeless craft of clay wheel throwing, a ceramicist must understand more than the attributes of clay and the operation of the potter s wheel. Successful practitioners learn to combine technical knowledge and physical skill with emotional control and a highly developed aesthetic sense. The learning process can be extremely frustrating for beginners, but thorough background information and a proper mindset can ease the journey to technical proficiency and self-expression. The Basics of Throwing offers the kind of detailed instruction that is critical to the sustained practice of clay wheel throwing. In this thoroughly illustrated book, master potter David Cohen explores the essential aspects of the craft-the preparation of clay, the required tools, the mechanics governing the potter s wheel, the technical vocabulary, and the fundamental thrown forms of ceramic ware. In addition, Cohen shares insights into the value of related details, such as posture, breath, rhythm, and drawing, in the creation of quality clay ware. His clear writing links the physical relationship between body, clay, and wheel to the principles of beauty. Full-color photographs further clarify each concept and method. The Basics of Throwing ends with inspiring profiles of some of today s best potters. David Cohen s comprehensive instruction and holistic framework make The Basics of Throwing a unique resource for potters and ceramics educators. Seller Inventory # FLT9780812220414

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Cohen
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. To master the timeless craft of clay wheel throwing, a ceramicist must understand more than the attributes of clay and the operation of the potter s wheel. Successful practitioners learn to combine technical knowledge and physical skill with emotional control and a highly developed aesthetic sense. The learning process can be extremely frustrating for beginners, but thorough background information and a proper mindset can ease the journey to technical proficiency and self-expression. The Basics of Throwing offers the kind of detailed instruction that is critical to the sustained practice of clay wheel throwing. In this thoroughly illustrated book, master potter David Cohen explores the essential aspects of the craft-the preparation of clay, the required tools, the mechanics governing the potter s wheel, the technical vocabulary, and the fundamental thrown forms of ceramic ware. In addition, Cohen shares insights into the value of related details, such as posture, breath, rhythm, and drawing, in the creation of quality clay ware. His clear writing links the physical relationship between body, clay, and wheel to the principles of beauty. Full-color photographs further clarify each concept and method. The Basics of Throwing ends with inspiring profiles of some of today s best potters. David Cohen s comprehensive instruction and holistic framework make The Basics of Throwing a unique resource for potters and ceramics educators. Seller Inventory # FLT9780812220414

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Cohen
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. To master the timeless craft of clay wheel throwing, a ceramicist must understand more than the attributes of clay and the operation of the potter's wheel. Successful practitioners le.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.454. Seller Inventory # 9780812220414

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Cohen
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0812220412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Cohen
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0812220412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cohen, David
Published by University of Pennsylvania Pre (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Pre, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110812220412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cohen, David
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812220412 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0402290

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cohen, David
Published by Univ of Pennsylvania Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 144 pages. 9.50x7.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0812220412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Cohen
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0812220412 ISBN 13: 9780812220414
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0812220412n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 136.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds