"Scotchie gives us an insider's look at [how to] assemble vibrant, creative studio spaces. Floor plans are provided...The photographs are excellent."--Library Journal Take a photographic tour of 10 beautiful ceramics studios, and discover exactly how and why each design so perfectly meets the artist's particular needs. Author and ceramist Virginia Scotchie covers all the practical decisions about equipment, workflow, and safety that go into setting up a new studio, from using the space effectively and dealing with lighting, electrical, and ventilation needs, to establishing a small business office. Every ceramist will find inspiration in Michael Sherrill's spacious and adaptable studio, so suited to his large-scale sculptures; Alice Munn's intimate and tidy atelier; and Ben Owen III's highly organized layout, arranged for volumes of production work and featuring a separate gallery.
Make little bowls with big style!An entire pottery workshop is inside this kit--wheel included! Learn hand-building techniques with clay using a turntable and miniature bowl molds. Let your creations air-dry, then paint them with vivid colors. Finally, glaze your pots, plates, bowls, and vases with clear glaze to get that artisanal finish.
Are you looking for an easy-to-read book to create beautiful pottery clay designs without having to break the bank? Then, you should get the Pottery Book for Beginners guide, right now! You stand to gain numerous benefits from starting a pottery business or even practicing the art as a hobby. Pottery making business requires some level of expertise before making beautiful and attractive pots and selling them for profit. One of the interesting things about venturing into this craft is that you don’t have to spend too much money before getting into a pottery business of your own. Pottery making is the final result of blending and mixing objects, including clay and ceramic. There are several steps you need to follow to make beautiful and attractive pottery designs. Meanwhile, the first step you need to consider is finding the clays before even hitting the pottery studio to create a masterpiece of art. Pottery started long ago, and it has grown massively to serve millions of people worldwide. Pottery making is a fun and therapeutic activity that requires sufficient time to learn, understand and practice. However, once you can master the art of making pots and other objects with clay, you will only be moments away from being an expert in the field. This guide, Pottery Book for Beginners, is packed with interesting, tips, tricks, techniques, and more that will aid your quest to become a potter in a short time. Here is a snippet of what you stand to learn: 1. History and meaning: This section discusses the origin of pottery making and all that it entails. 2. Benefits, uses, and common terms: You’ll get to know the benefits of pottery making, its uses, and the common terminologies associated with the craft. 3. Business side: Here, you will be educated on everything you need to get your pottery business going as well as the profitability of the craft. 4. Tools, tips, techniques: A deeper insight on the tools and materials required to get your first pottery project off the ground are discussed. You’ll also be privy to the tips and techniques that will help you on your journey to becoming an expert potter. 5. 20 pottery designs: In here, 20 beginner-friendly pottery project ideas are discussed with step-by-step instructions to guide you in making your first pottery designs. 6. Mistakes and FAQs: Pottery making mistakes to avoid are discussed in this section as well as the solutions to correct such mistakes should they occur. Some frequently asked questions potters typically ask are also covered. And lots more! Can’t wait to get started? Begin your pottery making journey by getting a copy of this book RIGHT NOW
Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter's Studio Handbook and The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the best of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques together with comprehensive instruction for clays and glazes. Inside, you'll find: —expert tips and tricks for selecting and preparing your clay, constructing slab projects, throwing and centering clay on the wheel, firing your project to perfection —16 beautiful and functional projects with step-by-step photos using wheel-throwing, hand-building, and slipcasting techniques that can be done at home —more than 40 formulas for unique clays and glazes with instructions on how to use them plus troubleshooting tips from the experts —behind-the-scenes access to production and mining facilities . . . and much more!