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Throwing Pots Pb (Ceramics Handbooks) [Paperback]

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15 Sep 2000 Ceramics Handbooks
Throwing is a skill that many potters seek to master. In this book, Phil Rogers takes the reader through the basic principles and with the help of step-by-step illustrations, he demonstrates how to make a wide range of pots, from the simple bowl to the more complex forms of teapots and jugs, including lids and spouts. He also discusses the aesthetics of pottery, encouraging reader to assess design and develop a personal style, as well as recommending places to see examples of fine hand thrown pottery.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (15 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812217578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812217575
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 807,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Throwing Pots : New Edition with full colour.
I hope that purchasers of my book will find the new edition, with full colour throughout, inspiring. The response to the first edition has been amazing and 'Throwing Pots' is now recommended reading on many college ceramics courses around the world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Phil Rogers is a well-known British potter. He is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association and has in the past been chairman of its council. His work appears in numerous collections and his pots are exhibited and sold around the world. He is also the author of two other books, Ash Glazes and Salt Glazing. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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In his book The World of Japanese Ceramics, Herbert Sanders tells us that the earliest potter's wheel of the Orient was a circular pad of woven matting that the turned by hand. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction to Throwing Pots on a Wheel 24 Jan 2011
By MarkP
"Throwing Pots" by Phil Rogers is another of the volumes in the excellent Ceramics Handbook series. Throwing on a wheel is a skill that cannot be learned merely from reading books, but this little book does at least provide a good and concise introduction to the subject for beginners. It starts with descriptions of the tools and equipment required, the types of clay needed, and the importance of wedging and how to do it properly. It then briefly covers centering, opening and pulling up the clay to form a cylinder. The rest of the book essentially covers the differences in throwing a variety of different types of pots (bowls, jugs, plates, bottles, teapots, and lids) before finishing off with chapters on turning (trimming) and faceting. Included in the chapter on throwing jugs is a really good section describing how to pull handles and attach them to your pieces properly. Throughout the book, the author provides his opinion on the proper aesthetics of thrown pots and encourages the reader to do their own study of both historical and contemporary pots to develop a good eye for a "good" pot. This book is everything that you would expect from a basic book on throwing and is written in a concise and surprisingly readable manner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get inspired! 1 Mar 2011
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A great book. Full of excellent photographs and clear instructions. The book does not indicate that a lot of practice is necessary. For the complete beginner, it could appear misleading that any form may be mastered just by following the instructions. For the more experienced potter, this is excellent for clarifying hand position e.t.c. when throwing a pot. On the whole an essential item for any potter wishing to master the wheel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars neat pottery intro 9 Jun 2014
By Poppy
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I found this a useful and concise little reminder of throwing techniques, and some good pictures of recent stoneware styles
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book recommended by a friend 25 Oct 2013
By Angie
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Idea book for staring out leaning about pottery from the very beginning.
Excellent book recommended by a friend who is a potter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short book to get you started in clay 16 Feb 2002
By Dorothy Artistic - Published on Amazon.com
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I first took this book out of the library, but after wearing out the pages, I decided to buy my own copy. It is logical in its progression of explanations from centering the clay to teapots. The pieces shown in color photography are delicious and gave me lots of ideas for developing my own pots etc. It is short but parallels the descriptions by the teacher in the course I am taking. You will not go wrong with this purchase. It is short which is great too, so it is not overwhelming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplement to a pottery class 28 Nov 2012
By Roberta B. Trout - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this book to better understand some of the finer points of what I was learning in a class taught by an excellent potter and teacher. It's definitely a book for beginners, but it suited my purposes perfectly. It was described as used but in perfect condition by the vender and it definitely was. I'd purchase from him again.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful Book 2 Dec 2013
By Clay Walthall - Published on Amazon.com
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Phil Rogers has done a fine job explaining the basics of throwing and related tasks. As an instructor, I find his writing to be straight forward and concise. This is a great handbook for the beginning or intermediate student.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It Requires Patience, Time, And Lots Of Practice 30 Sep 2008
By Aung Htun - Published on Amazon.com
".....Throwing is a skill that many potters seek to master.
[from the book of the back cover]
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