Widely considered to be the most comprehensive introduction to ceramics available, The Art and Craft of Clay contains numerous step-by-step illustrations of all ceramic techniques for the beginner, as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from international potters.
For the fifth edition a new section on shino glazes has been added, as has revised information on new computer programs. The portfolio section is vastly updated with the inclusion of over 50 more key contemporary ceramists from around the world. There are 125 new images in the book as well as a poster showing blends of glaze materials.
Other invaluable features included in the book are safety icons to warn beginners of potential hazards, plus a concise history of ceramics and its traditions from prehistory to the present day. For the more experienced ceramist, there is a wealth of technical detail on glaze formulas and temperature conversions, which makes the book a must-have reference.
Author — Susan Peterson.
Paperback. 432 pages. 8½" × 11½" (22 cm × 29 cm).