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From Clay to Kiln by Stuart Carey

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218098
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  • Size: 210x270 mm
  • Illustrations: 240
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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Description

From Clay to Kiln is a must-have guide for anyone working with ceramics, from absolute beginners, weekend crafters and students, through to practising ceramicists. In this book, Stuart Carey invigorates and encourages you through all stages of the pottery process. Covering all the information you need about tools and materials, he takes you through preparation and hand building, throwing and finishing your vessel, to glazing and firing.


You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how clay works and how to apply your skills to the wheel and beyond. With simple step-by-step tutorials, clear visuals and Stuart’s helpful hints and tips, you can jump straight in with confidence and create a piece of pottery that marries beauty, form and function. Including stunningly beautiful photography throughout, this is a book to inspire.


Table of Contents

Meet Stuart 6



Chapter 1: Preparing and Hand Building 8

Meet the Materials 10

Wedging 12

Weighing and Balling 18

Hand Building 20



Chapter 2: Throwing 36

Body Position 38

Glossary of Hand Positions 40

Tools 46

Using a Bat 50

Planning a Project 52

Centering 54

Cylinder 58

Bowl 72

Plate 84



Chapter 3: Finishing your Vessel 90

Turning 92

Finishes 104

Handles 106



Chapter 4: Decoration: Glazing and Firing 120

Surface Finishes 122

Colour 128

Glaze and Glaze Making 130

Mixing and Sieving 136

Application 140

Firing 144

Faults and Flaws 148



Glossary 154

Index 157

Credits 160


About Stuart Carey



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