Pencil & Process Book & Video Set

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!



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Softcover, Spiral Bound | 144 Pages
Order code B176 | ISBN 978-1-57498-393-7

Pottery Illustrations Come to Life

On the back page of every issue of Pottery Making Illustrated since 2010, Robin Ouellette has been illustrating different approaches artists can take to the various pieces and parts of pottery forms. This set came about after receiving numerous requests for step-by-step demonstrations of how to make the pots illustrated. So we turned to journeyman potter Jared Zehmer to make that happen.

Packed with Pictures!

The book, Pencil & Process: From Sketch to Finished Form, has nearly 500 images detailing a variety of processes to help you refine and expand upon your throwing skills, so it is an excellent resource for beginners. And because mastering a variety of techniques through repetition and practice is the best way to develop your voice as an artist, it is also perfect for intermediate potters looking to find their creative voice. Topics covered include teabowls, trimmed feet, cups and handles, spouts, lids, knobs and lugs, as well as a variety of completed pots.

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Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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The video, Pencil & Process In Motion, provides the exercises you need to sharpen your skills and then move on to put your personal touch into your work! You’ll see how to make several different jars, lids, and lid seats so you can find the right one for whatever project you decide to make. You’ll also pick up three different techniques for making pitcher spouts, plus learn to throw a teapot spout! And you’ll learn the varied ways handles and knobs can be made, from pulling handles off the pot to throwing hollow knobs.

The Pencil & Process Book and Video Set offers a wealth of valuable throwing instruction for artists wanting to develop their skills. Once the techniques are mastered, artists can continue experimenting to put their own spin on the forms covered. So peruse the book and video, practice the techniques provided, get some ideas from each individual process, then sketch out ideas of your own forms and see where it leads you. We hope that it helps you discover your own voice in clay.

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