Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
Creative Pottery: Innovative Techniques and Experimental Designs in Thrown and Handbuilt Ceramics
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Author: Schwartzkopf, Deb

Brand: Quarry Books

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 192

Release Date: 02-06-2020

Details: Product Description Join Seattle-based artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a potter, whether your background is in wheel-throwing or handbuilding. Creative Pottery (Quarry Books / publishing May 26th, 2020) begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. If you need to brush up on the basics, help setting goals, or pointers on how to translate your inspiration into your work, you've come to the right place. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you: Go Beyond the Basics and learn how create a bottomless cylinder. Then explore seams and alterations for projects like a vase, sauce boats, dessert boats, and a citrus juicer. Master Bisque Molds to open a new world of possibilities. Make spoons, platters, and asymmetrical shapes like an out-of-round serving dish with molded feet and a thrown rim. Compose with Multiple Shapes to make two-part forms like a butter dish or oil pourer. Make a pitcher out of two simple forms or explore further by making handles and spouts for a teapot. With compelling galleries, artist features, and guided questions for growth throughout, this is a book for potters everywhere that want to go beyond the basics, learn new skills, and unlock their creativity. Review " Deb Schwartzkopf's energy and enthusiasm for ceramics, community building, and helping others refine their artistic voice infuses Creative Pottery. This book is indispensable for ceramic artists who want to integrate a wide range of innovative handbuilding and throwing techniques into their personal studio practice."   - Jessica Knapp, editor, Ceramics Monthly, associate editor, Pottery Making Illustrated   " Not since Val Cushing, the late potter and distinguished Alfred professor, has someone shared every detail of creative thought and process so thoughtfully and clearly. Deb's generosity as a mentor and teacher is unparalleled, and this book is a gift to the ceramic community." - Marjorie Levy, artist, educator, and past President of NCECA   " Reading Creative Pottery, I was continually amazed at Deb's straightforward approach to making complex forms. Her comprehensive understanding of altering ceramic forms mademe feel like I could take risks in the studio and stretch my own boundaries and understanding. This book is a must-have for potters who are trying to put together all the pieces of a creative life."   - Ben Carter, author of Mastering the Potter's Wheel   " This book is an excellent look behind the scenes for making complex forms. It also provides insight into the life of a studio potter and helps us answer the tough questions of how we grow as we make. Special thanks to Deb and her contributions to the field of ceramics."   - David Hiltner, executive director of Red Lodge Clay Center   From the Back Cover TAKE YOUR WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  Join ceramic artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a functional potter, no matter your background. Creative Pottery is a self-guided exploration in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you. Go beyond the basics and learn how to alter and combine forms, master molds, work with templates, and much more! The projects are just as fun: from a cake stand and dessert boat to bud vases and a citrus juicer. A variety of artist interviews and themed galleries offer additional inspiration. Unlock your creativity!   About the Author Deb Schwartzkopf is a studio potter, instructor, and active community member of Seattle, Washington. She has taught at Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Washington, and University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona. She was named Ceramics Monthly and Ceramic Arts Daily's 2019 Artist of the Year, one of the most visible awards in the field. Deb has worked as an artist in residence nationally and internationally at the Archie Bra

Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English