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Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Complete Course for Ceramicists
Anthony Quinn - All books by this author

Ceramic craftsmen intent on making pottery for everyday use, as well as dedicated artisans concentrating on fine-art objects will find inspiration and practical instruction in this handsome volume. Step-by-step tutorials take readers through each stage of the ceramic-making process with—
  • A clearly illustrated summary of essential potter’s tools
  • Instruction on developing design concepts and making prototypes and technical drawings
  • Making models from drawings
  • Making sample pieces to test glazes, colors, and surfaces
  • Final design, creation of finished pieces, and development of a portfolio for presentation to buyers
Featuring practical exercises for each stage in pottery design and construction, this beautifully illustrated book is mainly intended for students planning to develop a career as professional ceramic designers—but ambitious amateur do-it-yourselfers will also find plenty of inspiration and solid instruction. The author, a noted ceramicist, covers all forms of ceramic design, both practical and sculptural. The text is complemented with more than 400 instructive and inspiring color photos.

From the Reviews:
“This book really is a college course in ceramic design boiled down to its essentials. Studio potters and clay artists who have experienced the process of designing through trial and error, and are looking for alternatives will find helpful tips in this guide book.”

“After developing a design and making a maquette, you’ll firm up the details with a technical drawing, using rulers, protractors, compasses and French curves. Here the book is quite helpful, explaining how to use all of these things, and what a conventional technical drawing calls for.”

“If you’d like to come up with something new and different for your work, or just change your process a little, this book can help you. And if you think you might actually want to try designing for industry, this is definitely the place to start.”
—Sumi von Dassow, Pottery Making Illustrated, November/December 2008

About The Author:
Anthony Quinn
is a freelance designer whose clients include Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, and Denby Pottery. He is also a senior lecturer in the ceramic design course at Central Stain Martins, London, and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art in London.

Paperback / 144 Pages / 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 / 2008


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