Working with Porcelain

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.)


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Softcover | 122 Pages
Order code B178 | ISBN 978-1-57498-392-0

… about porcelain’s distinctive qualities and how to successfully create with this always beautiful, but often temperamental clay body.

Keeping the Diva in Check!

Porcelain has a reputation for being tricky and challenging—or as Antoinette says, “Porcelain is a Diva!” But the clay body’s distinctive qualities of smoothness, bright whiteness, strength, and translucency keep potters coming back. Working with Porcelain provides invaluable information for truly understanding the unique characteristics of porcelain and has loads of tips from Antoinette and 25 other experienced porcelain artists, which will help you get the best results. With all of the helpful information in Working with Porcelain, you’ll learn how to keep the diva in check!

The Right Porcelain for You!

Antoinette covers all of the questions you should ask when evaluating a shift to porcelain and gives many tips on getting started with the clay body. You will be sure to get off on the right foot with tips from how to wedge porcelain for best results, to how to use a damp box to dry your pots slowly. Plus, you’ll find out ways to test different porcelain clay body recipes and find the perfect porcelain for the work you make.

Projects for Inspiration!

You’ll also find 21 step-by-step projects with building techniques suited to the tricky material and decorating techniques that enhance the smooth surface. Discover how to throw, alter, handbuild, and slip cast with porcelain. Then learn how to enhance your surfaces with techniques like tape etching, cake piped decorations, and inlaid colored clay.

The Great White Clay!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter, Working with Porcelain provides the expert information, instruction, and inspiration you need to achieve success with porcelain. So pick up the book and discover why so many potters have fallen in love with this great white clay body.

Antoinette Badenhorst was born and raised in Southern Africa. She moved to the United States with her husband and three children in 1999. A potter for more than 30 years, Badenhorst has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has work in several private and museum collections. She has written extensively about porcelain for both Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, as well as other international publications.


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