Ceramics Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker

Ceramics by Louisa Taylor

Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker

Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417673
Publisher: Jacqui Small
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Ceramics is a beautiful and authoritative reference book by multi-award-winning ceramicist, Louisa Taylor. Comprehensive and visually arresting, it is a compelling examination of ceramics design, materials and techniques.

The book takes the reader through the entire design process, covering handbuilding, throwing, firing, glazing, decorating and finishing. Louisa examines traditional methods as well as gorgeous contemporary styles and adaptations, offering a unique insight into the art and craft of ceramics for today’ s artisan.

Throughout the book, techniques are accompanied by beautiful colour photos of finished works by contemporary artists including Chris Kennan, Prue Venables, Alice Mara and Natasha Daintry, offering both a practical illustration of the process described, and a wealth of inspiration for any aspiring ceramicist.

Twelve artist profiles highlight the range of methods and styles employed by today’ s makers, showcasing the exciting work of contemporary ceramics’ leading names. Rounding off the book, the comprehensive resource section details the practicalities of learning about and presenting and selling ceramics in today’ s accessory market.

Combining the best elements of a coffee table book and a practical guide, Ceramics is sure to inspire amateurs, professionals, art teachers and collectors alike.

Louisa Taylor graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2006 with a Masters degree in Ceramics & Glass. Since graduating, she has been featured in respected design publications, and her work has also earned design and development awards. Alongside making her own range of tableware, Louisa lectures on ceramics for the BA (Hons) / M Des / MFA Design and Craft degrees at the University of Brighton, and consults as a freelance designer for industry, including concept/form development and colour consultancy.
Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417673
Size: 10.236 in x 8.976 in / 260 mm x 228 mm
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‘ With its lovely coffee table qualities, this book is a welcome addition to the ceramics how-to library. It is well-produced, with good images, a varied selection of examples, and comprehensive information about techniques. Strongly recommended for new ceramists.’

‘ Impressive… filled from cover to cover with beautiful photography.’

‘ Handsomely illustrated… Written by a talented young ceramicist, it is all you need to keep up to speed with contemporary pottery.’

‘Impressive…filled from cover to cover with beautiful photography.’

‘With its lovely coffee table qualities, this book is a welcome addition to the ceramics how-to library. It is well-produced, with good images, a varied selection of examples, and comprehensive information about techniques. Strongly recommended for new ceramists.’

‘Handsomely illustrated…Written by a talented young ceramicist, it is all you need to keep up to speed with contemporary pottery.’