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The Potter’s Professional Handbook

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The perfect resource for individuals wishing to take the next step in their involvement with clay. Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter’s Professional Handbook covers topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more. This book provides descriptions of the items necessary for a beginning professional potter and includes visual examples of items including sales slips, purchase orders, invoices, credit slips, and even floor plans of well-known potters’ studios.

Making Pots on the Wheel with Jerry Horning

$59.97

Making Pots on the Wheel featuring Jerry Horning is a set of two DVDs that were originally produced as six videotapes (30-40 minutes each). The DVDs provide the viewer with all the information necessary to learn to throw functional pots. The first chapter begins with the most basic skills of centering clay and throwing a cylinder. Each following chapter demonstrates a new skill — throwing and tooling bowls and plates, throwing complex forms, pulling handles, making lids and spouts, and making pots with multiple elements, such as teapots.

Advanced Throwing Projects and Techniques with Stephen Jepson

$49.97

If you’re ready to go to the next level in throwing, or perhaps just hone your wheel skills, Stephen Jepson demonstrates the methods and processes you need to move ahead. With more than 28 years as a production potter, Stephen is an expert at throwing, which he finds both relaxing and stimulating. And he must, since he’s been known to throw as many as 1000 pots in a single week!

Robin Hopper Throwing Videos Collection

$75.00

If you want to successfully learn how to throw, then inviting a master potter into your studio will put you on the path to success. Robin Hopper, a world-renowned potter for more than 40 years, shows you how to throw in this highly practical video demonstration. If you’re into throwing, you know there’s so much to learn. Beyond the usual fare of cups, bowls, mugs and vases lies a vast world of challenging forms. In this Advanced Throwing: Extended and Altered Forms DVD, Master Potter Robin Hopper demonstrates a variety of extension throwing techniques for making large pots, as well as altering shapes to produce innovative forms.

Advanced Throwing: Extended and Altered Forms

$39.97

If you’re into throwing, you know there’s so much to learn. Beyond the usual fare of cups, bowls, mugs and vases lies a vast world of challenging forms. In this Advanced Throwing: Extended and Altered Forms DVD, Master Potter Robin Hopper demonstrates a variety of extension throwing techniques for making large pots, as well as altering shapes to produce innovative forms.

Beginning to Throw on the Potter’s Wheel

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If you want to successfully learn how to throw, then inviting a master potter into your studio will put you on the path to success. Robin Hopper, a world-renowned potter for more than 40 years, shows you how to throw in this highly practical video demonstration.

A Potters Progress

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Dennise Buckley, originally from Ireland, is blessed with a talent – she understands what it takes to teach beginners how to make pottery. In this expertly produced DVD, she draws on more than 20 years of experience and passion with clay to explain the basics of handbuilding and throwing so anyone can enjoy success in working with clay. With step-by-step demonstrations on how to prepare the clay, handbuild and throw, Dennise’s instructions are clear and thorough. Her precise and light-hearted teaching methods make it fun to learn the joys of handbuilding and the art of throwing on the potter’s wheel.

Taking the Macho Out of Bigware with Tony Clennell

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Making large pots is exciting! And if you’ve never made one, you have a surprise just waiting to happen. When you make that first 20-inch vase or really large bowl—it’s an experience you’ll want to share with everyone! How? Easy. It’s all a matter of technique, and has nothing to do with how strong you are. In the same way a petite judo master can take out a Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker, you can make really large pots two to three times the size you’re making right now.

Hand Thrown with Joyce Michaud

$59.97

If you’re looking for a way to build exceptionally strong coil pots that do not crack, the East Asian wedged coil technique is the answer. Joyce Michaud came across this centuries-old technique in Asia where she found many variations from country to country but the basics were all pretty much the same — you can build an exceptionally strong pot when you wedge coils together as you build. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Joyce Michaud’s thorough measured approach to this time-honored coiling method is sure to open new avenues of expression. It’s a technique that produces compressed, aligned and strong structures that resist cracking or slumping.

Get a Handle On It with Tony Clennell

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We spend a lot of time learning how to throw and handbuild forms — cups, mugs, vases, even casseroles. But if it needs a handle, we can turn a decent form into a disaster! Well-designed and executed handles make ordinary pots look great, and they’re not that difficult—it just takes a some practice. Expert potter Tony Clennell tackles the many aspects of creating handles in this DVD. With his easy-to-follow demonstrations and helpful pointers, you’ll be on your way to stellar handles in no time.

Form and Function with Robin Hopper

$159.97

This five program 2-disc DVD set shows you how to make a wide range of pots that work well in the home. Each program is full of detailed demonstrations and close-ups of a master potter at work. The series extends and complements Robin’s popular book, Functional Pottery.

Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons

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If you’re looking for a few great, creative techniques offering loads of potential, look no further. Mitch Lyons, a skilled potter for more than 40 years, presents an expertly produced two-part program where he shares some of his unique handbuilding and decorating techniques using a stick and colored clays.

Robin Hopper Ceramics: A Lifetime of Works Ideas and Teachings

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Step into the studio with master artist Robin Hopper as he opens the door to his more than 50-year exploration of ceramics. Discover the “hows” and “whys” behind Robin’s artistry while he shares his innovative insight, personal reflection and life’s work. This book paints an intriguing self-portrait of the man within the legendary artist, teacher and arts activist as it urges artists to push themselves further in their work.

Making Marks

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Making Marks is about enriching the ceramic surface, the processes for doing it, and the concepts, idea development and personal research behind it. And while “making marks” is a generalized term used throughout the visual arts when altering any surface, in using this term for the title of this book, Hopper is referring to the huge variety of marks that may be achieved through ceramic decoration processes, at any or all stages of the ceramic process.

Robin Hopper: Functional Collection

$174.97

Functional Pottery has been used by potters around the world and in a great many colleges as required reading. It’s a book of personal development in the design, making, and aesthetics of ceramic objects for use, based on more than 40 years of practical experience. Not only is this book the most informative written on the subject of functional pottery and its design and aesthetic, but the illustrations of both historical and contemporary objects put the equivalent of a museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Full of information and practical tips, it‘s an invaluable reference that should be in every potter’s studio. The five program two-disc DVD series shows how to make a wide range of pots that work well in the home. Each program is full of detailed demonstrations and close-ups of a master potter at work. The series extends and complements Robin’s book, with key elements in video, making this a virtual workshop that can be watched over and over again.

The Paul Lewing China Painting Collection

$69.97

Get a book and a DVD! Invented in 9th century China, coveted in 17th century Europe, treasured in 19th century America, and neglected by art schools for more than 100 years, china painting is poised for a revival as new materials, new forms and new imagery appear. China paint—fired at the lowest end of the ceramic range—offers consistent, durable, predictable color, from the brightest hues to the subtlest gradations. Any effect that paint or ink can achieve, china paint can duplicate.

Functional Pottery

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Functional Pottery has been used by potters around the world and in a great many colleges and universities as required reading. It’s a book of personal development in the design, making, and aesthetics of ceramics objects for use, based on more than 40 years of practical experience. This book includes images of work by potters from around the world working with functional pottery. It also includes a wide range of illustrations of objects drawn from many of the world’s major museums. Not only is this book the most informative written on the subject of functional pottery and its design and aesthetic, but the illustrations of both historical and contemporary objects put the equivalent of a museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Full of information and practical tips, it is an invaluable reference that should be in every potter’s studio.

The Ceramic Spectrum

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The accepted standard for understanding glazes, underglazes, colored clays, and engobes, this book explores glaze and color making in a hands-on way that follows the empirical understanding used for thousands of years. Hopper provides an impressive description of his extensive research into glaze, color, texture, and surface enrichment. It is the perfect practical complement to any glaze theory or process of calculation, including glaze calculation software programs.

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