Subtitle Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay
Description Description In Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes.
Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn’t require access to a potter’s wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide
, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home.
Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss’s classes. Now you don’t have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with:
A solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares.
Exclusive knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery.
Techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials.
Introductions to talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques.
Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.