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Best Pottery Books You Should Enjoy

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Pottery books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Uhl Pottery Identification & Value Guide (2006)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyApproximately 100 new color photographs have been added to this edition, featuring about 150 new pieces, for a total of about 300 photos and nearly 900 different pieces. It’s the most comprehensive guide to Uhl pottery ever published – in an easy-to-reference pocket guide. The chapters on general production and Jane Uhl have been greatly expanded. Appendices on stamps, markings, and mold numbers, and a new appendix on identifying Uhl will pull together and expand on some of the tips that were mentioned throughout the first edition. Tips for identifying Uhl pieces and…
Author(s): Anna Mary Feldmeyer, Kara Holtzman

2. 250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters: The Indispensable Compendium of Essential Knowledge and Troubleshooting Tips (2009)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyBoth amateur and professional potters constantly seek time-saving tips, trade secrets, and new technical knowledgewhich makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what theyre looking for! Author Jacqui Atkin describes the full range of available clays and their individual qualities, as well as necessary tools and equipment. She presents easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery, and augments her instruction with captioned, step-by-step photos and illustrations. Topics explained in detail cover Developing design concepts, from sketch pad to finished piece Slabbing, pinching, coiling, throwing,…
Author(s): Jacqui Atkin

3. The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques: A unique visual directory of pottery techniques, with guidance on how to use them (2018)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyThe new and up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive pottery book by ceramics expert Peter Cosentino.Inside, discover all the major pottery techniques used the world over, from time-honoured traditional methods to exciting new developments. These include coiling, combing, resist decoration, sgraffito, slabbing and texturing clay. Once you’ve learnt these essential techniques, put your new skills into practice with a wealth of inspirational examples, ranging from bowls, vases and cups, to plaques, spheres and sculpture.In addition, advice on materials and equipment is provided inside…
Author(s): Peter Cosentino

4. Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Handbuilding Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography (2013)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyThe brand-new edition of this very popular how-to book for potters is bigger and better than ever. It has gone up in page count from the first edition to accommodate additional projects with instructions for making them, and also features an expanded gallery of handsome color photos showing examples of finished pieces. Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed focuses on projects that produce good-looking and useful finished objects but dont require use of a potters wheel. Author and expert potter Jacqui Atkin instructs in coil, slab, mold, and pinch techniques to produce pots,…
Author(s): Jacqui Atkin

5. Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays, Glazes, and Electric Kilns (2015)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyThe electric kiln has helped to open the doors of the ceramic world to more and more people due to its convenience, ease of use, and economical benefits, and this new edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics is a must-read for anyone firing electric kilns. With the wealth of information on making work, decorating work, glazing work, and firing work, this book is not just a manual for the kiln itself, but for the whole studio as well. This fourth edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics, Richard Zakin s seminal work on understanding and using the electric kiln to its fullest potential, has been completely rewritten, reorganized, and expanded by…
Author(s): Richard Zakin, Frederick Bartolovic, et al.

6. Beginner’s Guide to Pottery & Ceramics: Everything you need to know to start making beautiful ceramics (2017)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyClay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since prehistoric times. With this practical guidebook, learn all the skills you need to start creating your own beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad…
Author(s): Jacqui Atkin

7. Collectible ceramics;: An encyclopedia of pottery and porcelain for the American collector (1974)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyPottery and porcelain source book…
Author(s): Marcia Ray

8. Pinch Pottery: Functional, Modern Handbuilding (2014)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyThe technique is simple; the results are gorgeous! Susan Halls has created an array of refined, sophisticated and incredibly modern-looking projects that are perfect for beginners, yet enticing for more seasoned ceramicists. The pieces range from a mug, vase, and jug to a bowl, teapot, and triple herb planter, and they start with a basic pinch pot before moving on to wider, taller, and more composite forms, all with stunning options for color and surface decoration. And, since many of the items can be made with easily found air-drying clay, no kiln’s required! …
Author(s): Susan Halls

9. Damien Omen II (1990)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyPaperback: 192 pages Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks; First British Edition edition (1990) Language: English ISBN-10: 0708813585 ISBN-13: 978-0708813584 Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches Shipping Weight: 4 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,922,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #214503 in Arts & Photography (Books) #938 in Pottery & Ceramic Craft (Books) #52276 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product,…
Author(s): Joseph Howard

10. Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery (1994)

Best Pottery Books You Should EnjoyIn 1974 Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery was published to accompany an exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: twenty years later there are some 80,000 copies in print. Like Seven Families, this updated and greatly enlarged version by Rick Dillingham, who curated the original exhibition, includes portraits of the potters, color photographs of their work, and a statement by each potter about the work of his or her family. In addition to the original seven–the Chino and Lewis families (Acoma Pueblo), the Nampeyos (Hopi), the Guteirrez and Tafoya families (Santa Clara), and the Gonzales and Martinez families (San…
Author(s): Rick Dillingham, J. J. Brody

Best Pottery Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some pottery books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Athens, Etruria, and the Many Lives of Greek Figured Pottery

Author(s): Sheramy D. Bundrick
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2321764

The Transformation of Athens: Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece

Author(s): Robin Osborne
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 23 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2197079

Pottery Technologies and Sociocultural Connections Between the Aegean and Anatolia During the 3rd Millenium BC

Author(s): Eva Alram-stern; Barbara Horejs
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Year: 2018, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2370250

Pre-Inca and Inca Pottery: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina

Author(s): Agustina Scaro, Clarisa Otero, Maria Beatriz Cremonte (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698493

Pottery, Livelihoods, and Landscapes: A Case Study from the Peruvian Andes

Author(s): Martha G. Bell
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698751

Painted Pottery of Honduras: Object Lives and Itineraries

Author(s): Rosemary A. Joyce
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2112236

Bodies of Clay: Prehistoric Humanised Pottery

Author(s): Heiner Schwarzberg, Valeska Becker (eds.)
Publisher: Oxbow Books, Year: 2017, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2172045

Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

Author(s): Heitz, Caroline; Stapfer, Regine
Publisher: Sidestone Press, Year: 2017, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2321360

Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt

Author(s): Leslie Anne Warden
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1160771

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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