A Fully Illustrated Step-by-Step Manual: Techniques and Principles of Design
Duncan Hooson and Anthony Quinn - All books by this author
This comprehensive reference source and how-to manual encompasses the wide range of all ceramic techniques into one large, definitive volume. It was written for professional and amateur ceramicists, and for teachers of the art. The Workshop Guide to Ceramics describes materials, processes, tools, forming techniques, surface decoration, firing, glazes, and design of ceramic objects of all kinds. The authors familiarize their readers with the different available types of clay, discussing their colors textures, and uses in detail. They go on to advise on tools and studio equipment as a prelude to instruction in the many different techniques of forming clay objects. Among those techniques are coil building, slab building, wheel throwing, model making, mold making, press molding, and others. Both pre-firing and post-firing decoration techniques are described. Also discussed in detail are kilns, their different styles and fuels, and how to use them. Artists who plan to develop a ceramics business are advised on creating a portfolio, and on promoting, exhibiting, and selling their work. This all-inclusive reference volume concludes conversion charts and tables, followed by lists of suppliers, galleries, helpful web sites, and more. Features more than 500 color illustrations.
From the reviews:
“The Workshop Guide To Ceramics provides a fully illustrated, step-by-step manual of techniques and design principles for all kinds of ceramics, covering techniques and offering detailed explanations of glazing, firing, glaze recipes and applications, and ceramics challenges, and is a top pick for any crafts or ceramics collection. It's designed with students and crafts in mind and provides a practical all-in-one reference to the art covering the ideas and requirements of working with ceramics and kilns. Also included are tips on promoting ceramics pieces through exhibitions, galleries and websites. Add step-by-step color photos throughout and you have an extensive, highly recommended in-depth reference for any general crafts or ceramics-specific collection!”
Midwest Book Review, 2012
About The Authors:
Duncan Hooson is a practicing ceramicist and a teacher of that art in many schools, hospitals, and on community projects throughout London.
Anthony Quinn operates a successful London design consultancy with a varied client base that includes Wedgwood, Leeds Pottery, and British Airways. He also teaches ceramic design at Central Saint Martins in London, and is author of Ceramic Design Course, available in North American from Barron’s
Hardcover / 320 Pages / 8 1/2 x 10 / 2012