With Creative Pottery, master new techniques as you learn how to make innovative functional forms, from teapots and juicers to serving trays and cake-stands. Hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome!
Take your work to the next level! Join ceramic artist Deb Schwartzkopf for a journey that will help you grow as a functional potter, whether your background is in wheel-throwing or hand-building. Creative Pottery begins with a quick review of where you are in your own journey as a potter. If you need to brush up on the basics, help setting goals, or pointers on how to translate your inspiration into your work, you've come to the right place. The rest of the book is a self-guided journey in which you can choose the techniques and projects that interest you:
- Go beyond the basics and learn how to throw or hand-build a bottomless cylinder. Then explore seams and alterations for projects like a vase, sauce boats, dessert boats, and a citrus juicer
- 'Flatter Forms' takes your throwing and trimming horizontal. Make beautiful plates and learn how to make the jump from plate to cake stand.
- Master molds and use them to open a new world of possibilities. Make spoons, platters, and asymmetrical shapes like an out-of-round serving dish with molded feet and a thrown rim.
- Compose with multiple shapes to make two-part forms like a butter dish or a stacking set of bowls. Make a pitcher out of two simple forms and then take it further by exploring handles and spouts for a proper teapot.