Readers who have simply rolled out dough, or pinched a piecrust can easily create the 12 projects in this book. Using the slab method, make an enchanting bird relief tile. Or choose a favourite family photo and make a delightful three-dimensional diorama. Just roll the clay flat, trace and cut out. Dogs are a perennial favourite project amongst ceramicists and the author shows readers how to easily make a free-standing canine using the coil method. Readers will learn how to combine the pinch, coil and tube techniques to make more complex pieces like an irresistible sitting rabbit. As a different option to the usual ceramic glazes, smoke and sawdust firings are explained. It includes a gallery of work from other artists that further illustrates the possibilities of each technique.
Praise for other books in the "Ceramics for Beginners" Series: "Hand Building""This is an exciting, useful, and relatively easy craft, and this lovely book is very worthwhile consideration for purchase for all crafts collections."--"Booklist""Surfaces, Glazes & Firing""The author tackles the basics, featuring one of the best explanations of pre-ceramics stages around, plus its design elements, inspirational sparks, and the ABC's of tools and studio safety. Next appear the more than 20 decorative techniques, grouped by clay stages... The next-best learning experience to a face-to-face encounter."--"Booklist"
Series: Ceramics for Beginners
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st October 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1