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Mastering Hand Building

$29.97

From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. (Scroll down for more!)

Pencil & Process Book & Video Set

$55.94

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This companion set is perfect for beginning to intermediate potters looking to expand their skills. The book presents ways to help you go from a sketch to a finished form with 26 detailed, step-by-step projects. The video companion helps you see it in motion with video demonstrations of a selection of forms covered in the book—the perfect supplement!

Pencil & Process: From Sketch to Finished Form

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It can be challenging for budding potters to create a 3-dimensional version of a 2-dimensional drawing or image. In Pencil & Process, Jared Zehmer presents ways to help potters go from a sketch to a finished form with 26 detailed, step-by-step projects. In each chapter, Jared begins with a drawing (by illustrator Robin Ouellette) and covers ... (Scroll down for more!)

Teaching Clay in the Classroom Teacher Workbook

$29.97

Available as a book only! In this comprehensive workbook, artist and educator Jeni Hansen Gard provides an informative guide for teaching ceramics at the K–12 level. A hands-on companion to the video series of the same name, this workbook gives a thorough introduction to all aspects of teaching clay in the classroom. (Scroll down for more!)

Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques

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In Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques, Rhonda Willers provides an historical overview, as well as technical information on how to make, mix, and apply terra sigillatas. In addition, she presents contemporary artist profiles and techniques to enrich and encourage your terra sigillata development.(Scroll down for more!)

Off the Shelf | Outside the Box

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Off the Shelf | Outside the Box explores the nuances of commercial clays, glazes, underglazes, and more, as well as the variety of results that can be achieved with these products. In the past, commercial products carried a stigma in the ceramics field that they were only for use by hobbyists, at schools, and at community art centers. Now, in these fast-paced times, artists of all levels are embracing... (Scroll down for more!)

Working with Porcelain

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In Working with Porcelain, you’ll discover the ins and outs of using porcelain. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, along with helpful insights and notes from renowned porcelain artist Antoinette Badenhorst, you’ll learn... (Scroll for more.)

Making and Using Molds & Templates

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In Making and Using Molds & Templates, you’ll find 23 step-by-step projects that demonstrate a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques for building and using molds and templates in the ceramics studio. You’ll learn how to cast traditional plaster molds, build custom wood and foam molds, learn how to design... (Scroll for more.)

100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Ceramics Studio

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Ceramic artists are some of the most inventive people around, and 100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques is a testament to their ingenuity. Compiled from the Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated archives, this book features some of the best tips and tools developed by fellow ceramic artists. (Scroll for more.)

Science for Potters

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Science for Potters, by Linda Bloomfield, covers those aspects of science that are useful to potters and that help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. By gaining a deeper understanding of materials, their structure, composition, origins, and how...(Scroll for more.)

Clay & Cuisine

from $19.97

Handmade pots and home-cooked meals go hand in hand and it is not surprising that many potters also happen to be foodies. So we decided to put together another book that combines food and pots, a follow up to Sumi von Dassow’s popular book In the Potters Kitchen. Clay & Cuisine brings together...(Scroll for more.)

Select Series: Jars, Vases, Boxes, and Baskets

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Handmade pots find homes in various places around the house. From the vase in the living room that holds fresh-cut garden blooms, to canisters in the pantry, to the cookie jar on the kitchen counter, to the whiskey bottle or flask in the liquor cabinet, they add a personal touch to our environment. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series—which focuses on...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Kitchen Pots, Bakers, and Serving Vessels

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Every potter has certain common forms in their repertoire–think bowls and mugs. But the kitchen is home to various less-common pots-from muffin pans and juicers, to batter bowls and salt shakers–that are great fun for the potter to investigate. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series, this book showcases pots used for...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Pitchers, Teapots, Cups & Mugs

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Pouring and drinking vessels are some of the most commonly used items in any home. As such, they need to function well, be ready to work overtime, and be engaging objects to interact with. These parameters provide a...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series: Plates, Platters, & Bowls

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From a large platter intended to be hung on a wall to a small treat bowl, and everything in between, there is no end to the creative expression possible with plates, platters, and bowls. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series, this book is a testament...(Scroll down for more.)

Select Series

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Collect all four and save! Introducing the Ceramic Arts Select Series! Each edition of the Ceramic Arts Select Series focuses on specific related forms and presents some of the best examples of how contemporary artists are...(Scroll down for more.)

Clay: A Studio Handbook

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Originally published in 2001, Vince Pitelka’s Clay: A Studio Handbook has been an essential, all-inclusive studio text for students, studio artists, educators and all those interested in the art of clay for years. Now it is back fully updated, expanded, and better than ever with beautiful...(Scroll down for more.)

Electric Studio: Making & Firing

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The relatively inexpensive electric kiln is probably the single most important reason that ceramics has become so popular today. With many improvements over the years, electric kilns are now safer, more efficient, and easier to use than ever before. Every major manufacturer has better controls, more insulation, and ...(Scroll for more.)

Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects

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These days, a great number of creative and talented ceramic artists are pushing the limits of what is possible at the lower temperature ranges. They have tested extensively to find the right fluxes to get just the right effect; they have developed techniques for applying layers of surface to achieve depth and complexity. And the result is ...(Scroll for more.)

High-Fire Glazes

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Whether you fire in oxidation, reduction, or neutral—with gas, electricity, or wood—High Fire Glazes delivers an enormous array of surface possibilities. The recipes in this book have been used and tested ...(Scroll for more.)

Sculpture Techniques

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Clay is the most versatile sculpture material around. It’s easy to use, readily available, inexpensive, and perfect for creating works of almost any size or shape. For thousands of years, artists have used clay to stir their imagination and give shape to their ideas. (Scroll for more.)

CM's Guide to Materials & Glazes

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Since it was first published in 1953, a primary goal of Ceramics Monthly magazine has been to illustrate and explain the technical aspects of ceramic art so that an individual in a studio has a high chance for success. This book has been compiled from ...(Scroll for more.)

Throwing Techniques

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Throwing Techniques is a collection of more than thirty carefully selected projects from more than two dozen talented ceramic artists. Get your creativity flowing as you discover the secrets to making ...(Scroll for more.)

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