Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters

byBen CarterForeword byLinda Arbuckle

July 27, 2022|
Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters by Ben Carter


Take your skills—and your work—to the next level with this comprehensive guide to wheel-throwing that includes more than just the basics.

Mastering the Potter’s Wheel starts with an introduction to wheel-throwing, from centering to creating the basic forms. What pushes this book beyond the competition, however, are the techniques offered in the chapters that follow. From a variety of methods for throwing large objects such as pitchers and platters, to alterations, darting, and paddling, this book offers potters a world of possibilities.

With galleries featuring today’s top working artists, including Kyle Carpenter, Sam Chung, Chandra DeBuse, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, Ayumie Horie, Forrest Lesch-Middleton, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Matt Long, Alex Matisse, Lorna Meaden, Doug Peltzman, Mackenzie Smith, Shawn Spangler, and many more, you’ll also find page after page of inspiration . . .

The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today’s top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions. Also available from the series: Mastering Hand Building and Mastering Kilns and Firing.

Praise for Mastering the Potter’s Wheel

“The ultimate “how to pot” book, this is a must read for anyone pursuing his or her craft through a mindful and holistic approach.” —Sarah Millfelt, director, Northern Clay Center

“A valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about handmade pottery. The book provides clear instructions, thoughtful insights, and includes beautiful images of work from some of the best potters in the field.” —Steve Lee, director, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts

“Ben’s thorough knowledge and extensive experience in ceramics comes to the fore in this comprehensive book—helpful advice for beginners with loads of tutorials, well-considered guidance for those with more experience, and galleries of examples to inspire into the future. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf in every ceramics studio” —Vicki Grima, editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics

Title:Mastering the Potter's Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 27, 2022
Publisher:Quarto Publishing Group USA
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760351239

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