If you consider yourself a serious ceramic artist, this book is a must-have for your bookshelf. Take your potter's wheel to the next level.
There is no tool as useful for potters as the potter's wheel. However, it takes years to master, so it's no surprise that wheel throwing is one of the most popular classes at pottery studios today. Still, instructors can only take students so far, and independent study is crucial to mastery of the wheel.
Mastering the Potter's Wheel takes readers through all of the basics, from centering to mastering 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 out of clay, such as pitchers and platters to alterations, darting, and paddling, this book offers potters a world of possibilities. With inspirational guest features from today's top working artists, this book is the new gold standard for potters and pottery studios everywhere.
Ben Carter is a studio potter, workshop leader, and host of the podcast Tales of a Red Clay Rambler. He received his BFA in ceramics and painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-E lectured and presented workshops at universities and craft centers in the United States, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He has exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried shows. He is currently based in Santa Cruz, California.
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Ceramic arts, pottery, glass