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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219965
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $38.99
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Making Pinch Pots


35 beautiful projects to hand-form from clay by Jacqui Atkin

Book Description

A project-driven collection of beautiful pinched clay pots to make by one of the best practical authors writing today.

Pinch your pottery! A step-by-step guide to making clay pots.

Everything the maker will need to produce fabulous pinched ceramics is included here, from choosing clay and a style of decoration, to firing and beyond. Fully cross-referenced throughout, there is a wealth of choice and styles to mix and match to make each project truly unique. Whether just starting out with clay or an established maker, the book has something for all.

Filled with an exciting range of projects, explained with step-by-step photography and options for surface decoration, there is something to suit all making preferences from functional wares to the purely decorative and fanciful sculptural works. This book proves that pinching is a way of working equal to all other methods and that it can produce items of refinement and sophistication.

A gallery of makers provides added inspiration and shows the potential of this underrated making method.

Table of Contents

Clays and Equipment
Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain, Paper clays, Clays for specific purpose, List of essential tools, List of desirable tools, Kilns, Kilns for alternative firing methods, Health & safety

Chapter One: Basic Techniques

Pinching a basic shape, Joining pinched sections to make hollow forms, Increasing size
Methods of slip application, Decorative techniques using slip, Mixing glazes, Glaze application, Glaze on glaze techniques with resists, Underglaze colors and ways to work with them, Post firing techniques

Chapter Two: The Projects - Making

Bowls, Plates, Dishes, Teapot, Cups and mugs, Condiment sets, Eggcups, Spoons, Jugs/pitchers, Vases, Tea light
Fruit forms, Pod/Seed head forms, Animal forms for a money box, Bird form

Chapter Three: The Projects - Decorating

Pouring bowl, Large fruit bowl, Dips dish, Vinegar/oil bottle, Eggcups, Fruits/pods, Bird form, Pitcher, Tea light, Mug

Chapter Four: Gallery of Makers

Glossary, Index

About the Author

About Jacqui Atkin

Jacqui Atkin is a professional studio ceramicist, author and gallery owner living in rural Shropshire, England. Currently working as editorial consultant and project editor for ClayCraft magazine, she is one of the UK's foremost teacher-authors writing today. She is the author of Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics and Pottery You Can Use. She has amassed an impressive number of five-star reviews for her books on Amazon.

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