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Books Suggestions For Pottery Makers

Feb 10, 2008
Pottery making has been an art practiced for thousands of years. Throughout history, we have seen numerous pottery artifacts, and many are on display in museums. Today, pottery making has evolved into a profitable business. In the USA, pottery making is a booming industry, and many people earn their livelihood by practicing this art. Finally, pottery making is also a hobby for many people. Such has been its widespread popularity, that many books have been written on the finer nuances of this art. Some of these books are listed below.

"Glazes: Materials, Recipes and Techniques" is written by Anderson Turner on pottery. This book is basically a compendium of articles by many artists and craftsmen who have mastered the art of pottery making. This book consists of articles, which explain the technique and the materials used in making pottery. This book also explains about modern pottery making which is a combination of trial and error discoveries that have been collected from scientists and engineers.

Sumi Von Dassow writes "Barrel, Pit and Saggar firing". This is a monthly handbook on pit firing and techniques used in the process. There are many illustrations in the book, including approaches to barrel, pit and saggar firing. Included in the book are the work techniques used in making wheel thrown and coil-built pots. Many innovative firing techniques are also discussed.

Anderson Turner also writes "Creative Ideas for Clay Artists". This book covers articles about creative artists and their inspiring work. It also contains pottery, sculpture and finishing techniques. If anyone wants to find new designs, new inspiration or renewed creativity this is the best book. This is a must read for all artists working with clay.

Darl E. Baird writes "The Extruder Book". This book contains more than 450 photographs and drawings. These drawings or photos show the indispensability of extruder. It also demonstrates the ways and means of improving the art of pottery making.

Bill Jones writes "Advanced Raku Techniques". This is a monthly-published book containing information regarding ceramics and pottery. It deals with Raku and covers a wide range of techniques, materials and equipment.

In "Pottery Making Techniques" Anderson Turner illustrates some of the pottery making techniques, tips and projects of wheel throwing. In this book the techniques are written in step-by-step format and are therefore very easy to understand.

Barry Hall writes "From Mud to Music". This is the most exciting book ever written on ceramic musical instruments. This book contains over 500 color photographs. It illustrates clay musical instruments through the ages from ancient times to modern age with detailed descriptions of how they work and how to make them. The book also comes with a CD that features the works of 100 artists from around the world.

These are just some of the important books that are useful for artists involved in pottery making.
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