Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master Timeless Techniques, Explore New Forms, Dig And Process Your Own Clay by Melissa WeissHandbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master Timeless Techniques, Explore New Forms, Dig And Process Your Own Clay by Melissa Weiss

Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master Timeless Techniques, Explore New Forms, Dig And Process Your Own Clay

byMelissa Weiss

Paper over Board | November 20, 2018

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In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes.

Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home.

Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares.

Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials.

Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques.

Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.
Melissa Weiss is an Asheville, North Carolina potter and a true handmade maker. Each pot she makes contains clay that she digs up on her land in Arkansas. From there, she drives the clay back to her studio in Asheville where she cleans it and incorporates it into her clay bodies. Melissa makes a variety of ash and celado...
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Title:Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master Timeless Techniques, Explore New Forms, Dig And Process Your Ow...Format:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:160 pages, 10.25 X 9 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 10.25 X 9 X 0.75 inPublished:November 20, 2018Publisher:Rockport PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631595989

ISBN - 13:9781631595981

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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