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Potter's Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference For Both Beginner And Advanced Potters (Artist/Craft Bible Series)

An essential illustrated reference for both beginner and advanced potters, these step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, firing and decorating techniques, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics even if you've never attempted pottery before. Learn about essential tools and equipment, different types and constituencies of clay, methods of production and much more. Includes dozens of ideas for creating textured surface effects and decorations. Over 45,000 copies sold worldwide. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. This book will walk you through the essential tools and equipment and different types and constituencies of clay; study methods of building pots using slabbing, coiling, throwing, and molding, and find out how to create a range of different shapes and forms.

Series: Artist/Craft Bible Series

Hardcover-spiral: 192 pages

Publisher: Chartwell Books (September 8, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0785821430

ISBN-13: 978-0785821434

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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this little book has a lot of info jammed into it's pages. there is a little section bottom right of the pages leading you to others pages of interest on the subject you are looking isn't an in depth type of book, but rather a little info on a lot!!! you can page thru and get a lot of info and ideas quickly.

My ceramics teacher said he wished his college textbook had been this accessible. There's so much to learn in here, and it's very readable with wonderful color photos. I got a lot of decorative ideas, as well as helpful information. I'm so glad to have my own copy.

As a beginner I am eager to learn all I can about my new hobby pottery.The Potters Bible is a great little book, chock full of helpfull tips on all aspects of pottery with inspiring photos.Well worth the money .I love it!

nice size, information photographs and explanation. Really nice book, I am really happy with it. Nice way to discover pottery before you set up a pricey studio

This spiral bound book is very easy to use and full of very useful information and ideas. It shows different techniques to make beautiful and useful pieces.

I"m a new potter....took a class this winter, fell in love with it. Book has lots of information with all the things I can do in the future and a reminder of the things I learned in class.Great book!

Very detailed and makes for good reference material as to the different types of firing there are. Also gives specifics as to the different types of clay and techniques.

Good reference with varied colorful pieces.Liked the thick pages and spiral binding.Organized technical resources and index.Great beginner's reference.

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