Select Series: Plates, Platters, & Bowls
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 to that variety. 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 exploring, innovating, and celebrating those forms.
$14.97 — $19.97
Softcover | 87 Pages
Order code B161 | ISBN 978-1-57498-380-7
Plates, Platters, & Bowls, features twenty in-depth, step-by-step projects. With both wheel-thrown and handbuilt examples, you’ll find solutions for common problems like how to throw a large platter or bowl without breaking your back. But you’ll also find unusual and innovative interpretations on these classic forms such as asymmetrical handbuilt bowls that are folded like origami and arranged together as sculptural explorations of geometry. This volume is a perfect balance of practical information and thought-provoking inspiration and is a must for anyone interested in strengthening their work and expanding their creative expression.
Footed Slab Plates by Liz Zlot Summerfield
Voluminous Handbuilt Platter by Ben Carter
Thrown Handled Platters by Mike Guassardo
Throwing handles for forms is not the most common handle-making technique, but it can really make a wheel thrown piece look cohesive. Mike Guassardo explains how he throws handles for his large thrown platters to really tie the aesthetic together.
Full-Texture Platter by Annie Chrietzberg
There is something so satisfying about squishing something into clay! Annie Chrietzberg explains how Lana Wilson uses bisque stamps, textured materials, rolling, and paddling to create layered texture on her work.
Large Patterned Platters by Christina Bryer
Slip Inlaid Plates by Robert Strasser
Marbled Platters by Michelle Erickson and Robert Hunter
Big Platters the Easy Way by Yoko Sekino-Bové
Large Platters with Altered Rims by Samuel L. Hoffman
Split-Rim Bowl by Emily Donahoe
It’s all in the details! Sarah Jaeger makes some sweet little details on her bowls including a split rim. In this chapter, Emily Donahoe explains how she makes this little detail and others, plus how she glazes to enhance them.
Laid-Out Bowl by Jared Zehmer
Upside-down bowl by Martina Lantin
Martina turns bowl making upside down with this super creative project. By throwing the base of the bowl upside down and throwing a rim separately, you can come up with interestingly shaped large serving bowls.
Large Nesting Bowls by Courtney Murphy
Courtney wanted to make large nesting bowls with gently curved bottoms but worried about slumping in the kiln. She solved this problem by creating bisque molds, which she builds and fires the pieces in.
Expanded Faceting by Hank Murrow
Bowls: From Circle to Square by Andrea Marquis
Block Molded Bowl by Tom Quest
Tom uses wooden stamps and a hump mold to make this beautifully textured bowl. He shares some great tips on working with wooden tools, using homemade templates as resists for stamped decoration, and making a homemade texture tool using a textured nylon stocking. Great ideas in this one!
Hump Molded Oval Bowl by Elisa Helland-Hansen
Elisa explains how she adorns her hump-molded pots with coils for a simple and strong impact. She also gives great tips for working with large plaster hump molds, including the addition of angled finger holes to make removing the heavy mold a breeze.
Clover Dish With Slumped Bottom by Joe Singewald
Making slump molds out of plywood creates endless possibilities for custom pottery shapes, like Joe’s clover dish. Joe explains his low tech process, including using a “pocket slab roller” to roll slabs.
Altered Porcelain Bowl by Antoinette Badenhorst
Antoinette makes her delicate porcelain vessels by alternating active working and resting of the porcelain over a six-week period. She shares all of her secrets to success with this challenging material in this chapter!
Splash Bowls by Aysha Peltz
Aysha was captivated by the “elegance with which the iconic photograph Milk Drop Coronet, by Doc Edgerton (http://edgerton-digital-collections.org) arrests a moment in time” and realized that the exposure of clay to fire does a similar thing. Hence, her Splash Bowls were born. Learn her compelling process here!