Handbuilt Tableware

Handbuilt Tableware

Making Distinctive Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Teapots, and More

Book - 2001
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Handbuild stylish tableware that’s just like the pieces you covet in pricey galleries. With guidance by a best-selling author who’s a real pro at ceramics, it’s simple and doesn’t require throwing. “The emphasis is on creativity and distinctiveness. This book is full of ideas.” —Library Journal “Information-packed. It is extremely practical and clear in its presentation. The technical guidance is easy to follow [and] a gallery section is beautifully produced. An encouraging and motivating book.”—Ceramic Review

Imagine making serving dishes perfectly suited to the food you're preparing--perhaps a cone-shaped bowl on a pedestal, filled with shrimp and corn, with the husks shooting up gracefully. What an impression this would make on your guests...and what a pleasure for your family to sit down to such a beautifully prepared table. With clay, and guidance by a best-selling author who's a real pro at ceramics, it's simple to hand-build stylish, customized tableware that's just like the pieces you covet in pricey galleries. Even beginners will easily follow the illustrated instructions for making slabs, extruding, molding, and more. Every seasonally themed project showcases a complete table setting, with a delicious extra in each--a teapot in one, a pitcher in another--and features a new technique to try out. For more creative inspiration, four top potters share detailed expertise in the special section on surface decoration: they'll reveal the reasons behind their stylistic choices and walk you through the entire process. And, if you're a "rebel" who likes to do it your own way, the book is simply packed with options for adapting and substituting!

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2001
Description: 144 p. : col. ill
ISBN: 9781579902049
Branch Call Number: 738.1 Tri


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