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Throwing Pots Pb (Ceramics Handbooks) Paperback – 15 Sep 2000

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (15 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812217578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812217575
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 0.9 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,007,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Throwing Pots" is for beginners. It covers clay preparation, centering, and also explains making bottles, plates, bowls, and a teapot. The sequencing and pacing of the narrative and visuals are well coordinated. . . . If you are starting out, this is the affordable little book for you."--"Fusion Magazine"

"With the help of step-by-step illustrations, Rogers explains how to make pots, jugs, plates, bottles, teapots, and lids, and discusses the process of turning and faceting. There is a chapter on design and one containing photographs of pots that were made with complicated techniques. . . . An excellent introduction."--"Booklist"

"With the help of step-by-step illustrations, Rogers explains how to make pots, jugs, plates, bottles, teapots, and lids, and discusses the process of turning and faceting. There is a chapter on design and one containing photographs of pots that were made with complicated techniques. . . . An excellent introduction."--"Booklist"

""Throwing Pots" is for beginners. It covers clay preparation, centering, and also explains making bottles, plates, bowls, and a teapot. The sequencing and pacing of the narrative and visuals are well coordinated. . . . If you are starting out, this is the affordable little book for you."--"Fusion Magazine"

""Throwing Pots" is for beginners. It covers clay preparation, centering, and also explains making bottles, plates, bowls, and a teapot. The sequencing and pacing of the narrative and visuals are well coordinated. . . . If you are starting out, this is the affordable little book for you." "Fusion Magazine""

"With the help of step-by-step illustrations, Rogers explains how to make pots, jugs, plates, bottles, teapots, and lids, and discusses the process of turning and faceting. There is a chapter on design and one containing photographs of pots that were made with complicated techniques. . . . An excellent introduction." "Booklist""

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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.

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"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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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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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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I found this a useful and concise little reminder of throwing techniques, and some good pictures of recent stoneware styles
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Taken me a while to write this but nevertheless great product, great service all round satisfaction.
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