Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures
Even experienced ceramists sometimes approach the challenge of self-supporting, standing human and animal forms with caution. But anyone who has rolled out dough or pinched a piecrust can create the 12 projects in this hands-on guide! Acclaimed ceramist Susan Halls breaks down the process of molding figurative shapes into simple, easily mastered geometric constituents like tubes, bowls, and boxes. For the perfect finishing touch, she explores smoke and sawdust firings in addition to the usual ceramic glazes. A gallery of work from other artists further illustrates the artistic possibilities.
“This is an exciting, useful, and relatively easy craft, and this lovely book is very worthwhile consideration for purchase for all crafts collections.”--Booklist
Surfaces, Glazes & Firing
“The author tackles the basics, featuring one of the best explanations of pre-ceramics stages around, plus its design elements, inspirational sparks, and the ABC's of tools and studio safety. Next appear the more than 20 decorative techniques, grouped by clay stages… The next-best learning experience to a face-to-face encounter.”--Booklist