The Handbuilt Potter

Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay--for functional pottery without the wheel

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ISBN: 9781631595981
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Published: 20 December, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home. Students of pottery the world over have travelled all over the US to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares. Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.

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