This title features practical techniques for handbuilding and making moulds in modern ceramics. This is a practical and accessible guide to three key ceramic techniques - handbuilding, making and using moulds, and glazing and firing. It features 13 projects created by leading ceramic artists, including lidded boxes, elegant raku vessels and figurative work. It includes over 400 specially commissioned step-by-step colour photographs. This superb book brings a sound practical knowledge of the main ceramic methods to both beginners and practising makers wanting to enrich and extend their approach. Following an introduction on choosing clay and preparing it in the workshop, the first section details the equipment needed in order to follow the techniques described in the book. Sections follow on Handbuilding, Making and Using Moulds, and Glazing and Firing, featuring a rich array of step-by-step instruction brought to life with examples of contemporary work.