The Potter's Craft; A Practical Guide For The Studio And Workshop

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byCharles Fergus Binns

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...repeat the action of the fingers inside and outside and, beginning at the bottom take a closer grip of the clay and draw up the walls as before. The cylinder is now taller and the walls thinner. Do this again and again taking a little closer grip each time until the cylinder is as tall and as thin as the clay will bear. The walls will probably spread as the work proceeds and the hands must then be used outside. Grasp the clay with both hands and squeeze it slightly; at the same time raise the hands upwards. This will reduce the diameter of the cylinder and thicken the walls. The operation of the fingers can then be repeated until the full height is reached. There is, of course, a limit to the height of the cylinder which can be made from a given lump of clay and it is best to begin on a small scale. A ball of clay which can be easily grasped with the hands is the proper size with which to learn. A very small ball is nearly as hard to work as a large one. Repeat this lesson until a tall cylinder can be made with ease and certainty. Lesson V. Keep the hands wet. Spin up a cylinder with thick walls as in Lesson III. With the fingers of the left hand inside and those of the right hand out-,» side, open the cylinder gradually. Keep the wheel at a slow speed. If the edge runs unevenly, use both hands outside to steady it, then work outwards again until a shallow bowl is formed. Lesson VI. Keep the hands wet. Spin up a cylinder of medium height as in Lesson IV. With the fingers of the right hand outside press inwards at the base of the cylinder close to the bat and with the fingers of the left hand inside, press outwards at a slightly higher level. This will reduce the diameter at the bottom and increase it in the middle, making a cup shape. Now raise the rig...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.96

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...repeat the action of the fingers inside and outside and, beginning at the bottom take a closer grip of the clay and draw up the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021763107X

ISBN - 13:9780217631075

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Potter's Craft; A Practical Guide For The Studio And Workshop

Reviews