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The perfect companion for any potter, or lover of pottery out there. As a novice potter myself, and fan of the TV series The Great Pottery Throw Down, I plucked, well actually I snatched, this book up as soon as it appeared on my desk. The outside subtly beckons you in, then dynamic vivid pictures and illustrations encourage your eyes to absorb the beauty as you read the accompanying text. You can either settle yourself down for a good read, or dip in and out, picking up slices of pottery history from as far back as 25,000BC, or discover how to throw off the hump, or learn more about some of your favourite artists. Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge have created a beautifully balanced book, from beginner, to novice, to expert, there is something in here to appeal to all. I admire potters, their patience, skill, commitment, and energy… pottery can be a risky business, at any stage of the process it could go disastrously wrong, or it could become something to love, to treasure. ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ celebrates the unpredictability, the history, the usefulness, and the tactile and visual beauty of pottery. ~ Liz Robinson
Official companion to the BBC2 primetime series. Learn fascinating details about the materials, processes and skills involved, from the alchemy at its core to magical transformations at the potter's wheel. Discover how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind, from terracotta warriors to your coffee mug on the breakfast table. And be inspired by human stories of creativity and craftsmanship, via tales of ancient dynasties, scandals of the Industrial Revolution, midcentury trailblazers, and pottery as modern 'art' thanks to contemporary figures like Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley.
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: Pavilion Books
|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Author:||Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge|
|Genres:||Creativity, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Pottery, ceramics & glass crafts,|
Liz Wilhide is a prolific writer of books on interior design, decoration and architecture and has collaborated with authors such as Terence Conran, David Linley and Tricia Guild. Susie Hodge is an author, art historian, historian and artist who began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi, and has since written countless non-fiction books and materials for galleries and museums. Susie also paints and illustrates for various publications and teaches writing and painting workshops.More About Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge