Studio Ceramics, Advanced Techniques

Studio Ceramics coverThis volume from the Ceramic Arts Handbook Series (edited by Anderson Turner) feels like a collection of everything that couldn’t be included in any of the other handbooks, and thus the articles are not united by any one theme. However, intermediate potters should be able to find, among the 29 articles inside Studio Ceramics, at least a few that could be used as jumping-off points for their own work.

The most useful topics include making teapot handles out of wisteria wood, making stamps from plaster or from polymer clay, making agateware, decorating with marbled slip, and using image transfer for surface design. Also included is an article on throwing to-scale miniature pots or one on throwing a 26-inch high bottle in three pieces.

Seven of the articles cover more one-of-a-kind art pieces that are beautiful, interesting, and/or downright wacky, and in these cases the instructions for how to create these pieces sometimes take away from the impact of the pieces themselves. Rather than being a must-have resource, this book might be handy to keep around the studio or classroom to flip through when one is in search of inspiration.

Published by The American Ceramics Society
ISBN 978-1-57498-308-1
136 pages / $29.95 US

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