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#1 New Release in Pottery & Ceramics and Business of Art Crafting Pottery for Daily UseAn introduction to pottery. It's never too late to pick up a new hobby, especially when you have a guide this simple to get you started. Potter and entrepreneur Jon Schmidt coaxes us into the world of pottery with a promise that we do not have to know everything about the complicated chemistry behind making pottery to enjoy it! By taking us back to the basics, Schmidt offers an introduction to pottery and a guide to creating functional pieces, along with insights into the business side of creating and selling your art. Focus on functionality. While pottery pieces can be detailed and intricate, Schmidt finds the beauty in more practical pieces. From mugs to bowls, Schmidt shows us a host of functional pieces that we can create using our very own hands. As a coffee shop owner, Schmidt uses handmade items for everything. And, he uses this pottery book to demonstrate how we too can create beautiful pieces for daily use, and potentially profit from them. Endless ideas for beginners to experienced throwers. This is the book for those who have never wielded pottery tools before and those who consider themselves experts with the pottery wheel. Whichever category you fall into, you'll find endless possibilities for making beautiful works of functioning art with your own hands. By offering an array of ideas and techniques, Schmidt's book captures the interest of a wide audience of creatives like you, no matter your experience level. Dive into Practical Pottery and find... A guide for getting started in pottery and ceramics that doesn't require expensive equipment, clay, and glazes Numerous tips and tricks for creating functional pottery, such as mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, beer steins, and more! Projects that will push you to craft functional art and turn your work into bonus income Readers of Mastering Hand Building; Potter's Bible; and Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide will love Jon Schmidt's Practical Pottery.
Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your guide to putting the pieces back together to restore broken plates, vases, and other ceramics and glass items to be even better than before. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new works of art and wearable art with this method. Explore kintsugi's fascinating origins in 1400s Japan, its history, and its philosophy, along with ways to push the boundaries for your creations today. As you repair ceramic and glass objects-kintsugi works both for precious and thrift-store-level items-you'll learn the traditional methods as well as modern methods not taught elsewhere. You'll soon appreciate why kintsugi is the only Japanese art form that has taken a spiritual philosophy as its very purpose.
Excavating the site of the factory has revealed that Bonnin and Morris produced bone porcelain some fifty years earlier than experts had previously believed it was manufactured in America. With wit and a keen eye, Hood examines the larger implications of the failure to establish a large-scale industry in the colonies. Insufficient capital was part of the answer, but Hood also advances the idea that the factory's demise was also the result of price cutting by the East India Company. Originally published in 1972. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Glass as an art form has an ancient tradition; the archaeological record suggests that artisans in Egypt and Mesopotamia were fabricating glass vessels and ornaments during the fourth millennium BCE. Its durable nature, range of colours, malleability, and most of all, its optical transparency are qualities that have made glass a premiere art medium. Over a lifetime, Frederick Birkhill has explored the unique qualities of glass and the numerous techniques and intricacies of working with it. The result of these decades of study is a body of work that is extraordinary in scope, technical expertise, and sheer virtuosity. This book, from The Artist Book Foundation honours this gifted artist. From his time in England at Burleighfield House, the studio of stained-glass artist Patrick Reyntiens, to his unprecedented visit to Lauscha, the village in East Germany famous for both its art and scientific glass production, and his subsequent career as an explorer, teacher, and master of the glass arts, Birkhill has devoted himself to furthering the appreciation of the medium and sharing his vast experience with colleagues, collectors, and students. His works appear in numerous museum collections, including those of The Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Mint Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Smithsonian. Complementing the scholarly contributions by authors with significant backgrounds in the glass arts, the book features in its extensive plate section the lavish photography of Henry Leutwyler which offers readers an opportunity to examine the complex details and artistic mastery of Birkhill's oeuvre. In addition, the monograph offers a glossary of glass-art terms, a detailed chronology of the artist's life, his extensive exhibition history, and a list of the numerous awards he has received. For those who are passionate about the glass arts, this monograph will be a feast for the eyes.
Focusing on the pottery surface, Carve Your Clay covers a wide range of decorative carving techniques, from piercing, etching, inlaying to sgraffito, faceting, and fettling. The techniques are taught through 20 projects in Hilda's signature style, with clear, step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions to achieve beautiful results. With easy guides on how to create form as well as glazing and firing, this is a comprehensive guide suitable for new and practising potters alike.
Learn how to apply interesting and inspired surface techniques to your ceramic work through 20 step-by-step projects. Carve Your Clay takes you through creative techniques that produce amazing, dynamic results, including inlay, piercing, sgraffito, etching, relief carving, wire cutting, and more. Gain new skills as you complete 20 projects featuring author Hilda Carr's signature style, each with clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instruction to achieve beautiful results. This comprehensive book includes an easy guide on how to create basic forms, as well as glazing and firing techniques. Whether you are new to ceramics or are a more experienced potter looking to explore new surface design techniques, Carve Your Clay will educate and inspire you.
Create a colourful garden with tiles galore! A beginner-friendly guide, Garden Mosaics opens with insightful chapters on understanding the materials, tools and techniques necessary to prepare and get started. Using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors or granite tiles, you'll move on to create 19 stunning mosaic garden projects that range from simple to elaborate, from one-of-a-kind pots, garden ornaments and bird baths to stepping stones, garden tables, wall panels and more! Each design contains step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography, as well as pattern templates.