by Janet &
Frank Hamer, 2004. RRP GBP 45.00
pages. 206 x 270 mm. 185 Colour & 98 B&W illustrations. – “Update
of this comprehensive dictionary, covering all the terminology, materials and
techniques for potters. It clearly and logically presents the potter with
information on everything; the sources and character of materials, the
behaviour of clays and glazes, forming methods and firing processes. New
colour sections cover raku, maiolica, crystalline glazes, salt and soda,
stoneware and porcelain, including graphs and diagrams where helpful. In
short, the essential explanation of everything in the ceramic world.”
by Linda Bloomfield, 2012 RRP GBP 16.99
144 pages. 246 x 189 mm. Colour illustrations throughout. "A complete
guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colourful glazes, focussing on
colouring oxides, use of white earthenware, stoneware and porcelain glazes
fired in electric and gas kilns."
Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters
by Jaqui Atkin, 2012 RRP GBP
Paperback 128 pages. 246 x 189 mm. “The
troubleshooting book of tips and advice - easy to follow, step-by-step
sections. A must for the beginner and intermediate potter.”
Our favourite book at the moment
by Jacqui Atkin, 2005 RRP GBP
Paperback 128 page. 280 x 215 mm. Over 300 colour
photographs. Step by Step photo's and clear instructions guide you through
techniques for making, decorating, and firing twelve simple pottery projects.
Throwing, pinching, coiling, turning, texture, decoration, inlays, slips,
sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist techniques.
for People with Special Needs
by Claire Botterill, 2001 RRP GBP
128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 120 Colour illustrations. – “ A guide for working
with people who have special needs – ranging from temporary to permanent,
such as blindness, mental illnesses and personality problems. She discusses
clays, techniques and the tools and equipment needed and explains which
techniques are most suitable for various groups and how to modify methods and
projects to suit particular cases.” Recommended
in the Primary School
by Peter Clough, 2007 RRP GBP 12.99
112 pages. 234 x 156 mm, illustrations throughout.- Covering the types of
clays, storage, building techniques and firing - with and without a kiln.
Also, how the use of clay can be related to various curriculum topics. Helping
teachers to ensure that children get the most out of their work.
Projects for Children
by Monika Krumbach, 2007 RRP GBP
128 pages. 240 x 165 mm, 134 colour, 100+ black & White illustrations.
Aimed at the adult working with children aged from nursery through middle
school plus. No previous pottery experience necessary. Recommended
Clay with Children
by Mal Magson, Chris Utley, 2007 RRP GBP
72 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Illustrations throughout. – “ Covers 20 simple
projects demonstrating all the basic forming methods, including how these
projects can be related to specific teaching topics. Highly illustrated - a
useful tool for any teacher or parent"
by Paul Scott, RRP GBP
144 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 120 illustrations. – “Covering screen printing,
transfer decoration and working directly onto clay, photographic processes,
sponge printing, stamped ware, linocuts, use of printers and computer
by Joy Boswortht, RRP GBP
112 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 110 illustrations. – “Combining and fitting
material such as silver, gold, leather, textiles, feathers, or stone to create
innovative pieces. Also, how to source and make your own fittings."
with Mixed Media Clay
by Joy Bosworth, 2007 RRP GBP
112 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100 illustrations. – “ Examines the best methods
of combining and fitting materials such as wood, metal, glass, plastic and
resin to ceramics, and other materials such as recycled materials, feathers
Light and Water by Margaret O'Rorke, RRP GBP
112 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 120 illustrations. – “Covering the use of
lighting, pumps, electric elements in lights and fountains; opening up a world
of safe innovation to create unique pieces."
by Michael Hardy, 2006 RRP GBP 15.99
Paperback 128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100 colour illustrations.
-“One of the most
versatile ceramic techniques. Pots and sculptural forms of enormous size and
variety are made in this way. This
practical handbook fully explores the technique covering its history,
material, tools and equipment. It looks at historical methods used and shows
how today’s potters and sculptors have developed this technique.”
by Jo Connell, 2007 RRP GBP 15.99
96 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Colour throughout. – “ Covers natural colour found
in clays, adding colour using stains and oxides, methods of preparing clay and
slips, and techniques of using coloured clay including marbling and
by Jeremy Jernegan, RRP GBP 15.99
128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Colour throughout. – “ The use and creation of
dry glazes. Covering slips, englobes, oxides, stains, matt glazes, and low
alumina surfaces, and textured and pitted glazes. Illustrated with many test
tiles and their recipes."
by Harry Fraser, 2006 RRP GBP
128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100+ illustrations. - How to install and best use
your electric kiln; oxidation and reduction; and what to do if something goes
: Cone 6 by Mike Bailey, 2001 RRP GBP
128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100 colour illustrations. – “Using middle-range
temperatures to achieve stoneware qualities has advantages and disadvantages.
The author details developments in firing at this temperature and discusses
glazes (including special effects), brush on glazes, coloured slips, and glaze
stains, including recipes.”
by Michael Hardy, 2006 RRP GBP 15.99
Paperback 128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100 + illustrations. Expected July 2006.
- “Looking at traditional handbuilding methods of pinching, coiling, slab
building and pressmoulding; and explaining in details how to use them.
Techniques can be used to build much more complex forms than on a wheel; and
so appeal to a wide range of artists who explore possibilities, push back the
boundries and combine techniques to achieve some of the most exciting ceramics
by Ian Gregory, 2006 RRP GBP 15.99
Paperback 96 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Discusses the different types of kilns,
fuels, the materials to use, and the principles to be kept in mind for
successful firing. Working drawings of many types of kilns are included and
new, experimental kilns such as paper kilns and the fire tree kiln are
Large Scale Ceramics
by Jim Robison, 2005 RRP GBP 15.99
234 x 156 mm. 116 illustrations. –
“Special considerations include kiln size, assembling, weather-proofing and
installation; and obtaining and handling commissions. Well illustrated with
images from many parts of the world and the process of their construction,
including examples of the authors work over a 20 year period.”
Firing and Burnishing
by Sumi von Dassow, RRP GBP 15.99
128 pages, 234 x 156 mm. 100+ colour illustrations. –
“A step by step practical approach to burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke
firing, pit-firing, saggar firing,and raku techniques, low firing, adding
slips and burnishing to create a natural finish."
by Greg Daly, RRP GBP 15.99
144 pages, 234 x 156 mm. Colour illustrations throughout. –
“Golds, coppers, reds, blues and mother of pearl. A step by step practical approach to
making lustres from recipes and applying and firing your own lustres; showing
you the results of the author's extensive testing of materials."
Making by John Colclough, 1999 RRP GBP
pages. 234 x 156 mm. 20 colour and 80 B&W illustrations.
- “Although primarily thought of as an industrial technique, artists
in many fields are finding it a useful tool in creating their own works of
art. This handbook explains how to make and use moulds of varying
complexities, for both industrial and artistic use.”
Glazes by Michael Bailey, RRP GBP
pages. 234 x 156 mm. “Notoriously difficult to master; this book discusses
recipes, chemical make-up, trouble shooting and examines current artists use
of these glazes"
Clay by Rosette Gault, 2005 RRP GBP
Paperback 155 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Colour illustrations throughout.
- “Paper clay is still a relatively new material and exciting
developments are still being made. It is easy to use, much stronger and will
take more abuse than normal clay. Extremely strong in the unfired state
meaning changes and repairs can be made at almost every stage of the making
process. A new chapter explores the possibilities of large scale work.”
Resist and Masking
by Peter Beard, 2004 RRP GBP 15.99
Paperback 128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Peter discusses the techniques to prevent
the effects of heat, fire, smoke, chemical reactions, colours and glazes from
altering the surfaces of work and gives guidance as to how best use various
materials to achieve a wide range of finishes.
Up a Pottery Workshop by Alistair Young, 2006 RRP GBP
pages. 234 x 156 mm. Over 100 illustrations. “This
handbook is a guide to setting up a pottery workshop. It covers not only
fundamental questions such as types of premises, design and layout of the
workshop, equipment and materials, and how to make simple tools, but also
questions of marketing and promotion, legal considerations and finance. “
Firing – the Pros & Cons by Fran Tristram, 1996 RRP GBP
128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 20 colour, 80 B&W illustrations.
– “Most ceramic courses recommend the multiple firing of pieces.
This was not always the case and this handbook explains how this change came
about; and discussed the pros and cons of using single firing and dispels many
of the myths that have arisen about it.”
Techniques by Ian Marsh and Jim Robison, RRP GBP
112 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Over 110 illustrations.
– “This book encourages the reader to experiment and develop their
own ideas, and enables this by covering all the basics such as making and
joining slabs, the use of supports, textures, decorating with slips and
firing; building large scale pieces and their problems."
by Sasha Wardell, 2007 RRP GBP
pages. 234 x 156 mm. Over 100 illustrations. - "Sasha gives the reader a
thorough grounding in all aspects of mould making and slipcasting for the
studio workshop, with examples of international artists to illustrate the
breadth and versatility of the work that can be created"
by Richard Dewar, 2002 RRP GBP
pages. 234 x 156 mm. 80 colour illustrations.
– “High firing can achieve qualities and finishes that appeal to
many potters. However, firing clay at temperatures of about 1300oC imposes
demands on the clay, glazes and kilns that do not occur at lower temperatures.
This handbook discusses the considerations to be taken into account when
working at these temperatures.”
Alternative Kiln by Ian Gregory, 2005 RRP GBP
Paperback 96 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 100 colour illustrations.
– “Designed as a follow-up, offering radical new ideas and
different approaches. Not a complete guide to building kilns, instead it
provides some basic essential guidelines for the beginner, along with many
images of a variety of types of kiln to give a fresh look at kiln building.
Minimal text and great images to give new insights.”
Pots by Phil Rogers, 2007 RRP GBP
Paperback 128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. Colour illustrations throughout.
– “Phil takes the reader through the basic principles with step by
step illustrations, demonstrating a wide range of pots - from bowls to teapots
including tops and spouts. Encouraging the development of your own style as
well as looking at other artists styles"
Pieces by Dominique Bivar-Segurado, RRP GBP
Paperback 128 pages. 234 x 156 mm. 120 illustrations throughout.
– “An insight into contemporary methods of 3D wall pieces and shows
how to plan, design, make, mount and safely hang your own pieces. Looks at
problems, solutions and diverse approaches."
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