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Making Pottery You Can Use

Plates that stack • Lids that fit • Spouts that pour • Handles that stay on

Published: March 2017
SKU: 9780764168734

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Create useful, everyday houseware that is perfectly fashioned just as you need it to be!

Envision your most cherished mug with the handle that’s just right. Or that deep cereal bowl that’s always your perfect serving. Picture plates that stack and fit exactly inside your cabinets or washing machine. Once you find these perfect pieces, don’t you always wish you could find more? Now, with this helpful ceramic creation guide, you’ll learn how to fashion pieces that work best for you!

Successful teacher, designer, and author Jacqui Atkin explains how to throw and hand-build pieces that are beautiful and practical. From plates, cups, and saucers to casserole dishes, pitchers, and tureens, you can craft and curate the pieces you’ve always dreamed of owning.

Each element of the creative process is explained, including:

  • Determining the function of the item
  • Working out proportions and making basic drawings
  • Choosing the proper clay and tools
  • Design decisions, techniques to consider, and variations to contemplate
  • Picking the best method of construction: throwing, slabbing, or coiling
  • Choosing food-safe glazes, and much more


Grab this guidebook to get started and in no time, you'll have pieces that marry beauty, form, and function – resulting in the exact right pottery piece for your needs.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Size: 7.50 in x 9.63 in
  • Pages: 224
  • Case Count: 14
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