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Art of Throwing

By Alex McErlain

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ISBN: 9781847972163
PUBLISHED: 12/08/2010
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 300 colour photographs 14 diagrams

The Art of Throwing examines the practical nature of throwing pots and provides a historical background to act as inspiration. This new paperback edition analyses throwing as a language of expression, exploring ideas and how to develop them. Step-by-step photographs support the novice, while lavish illustrations and interviews with established craftspeople lead the more confident potter to explore new avenues of creativity.


  • Historical background
  • The potter's wheel
  • Working with clay
  • Developing techniques

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Latest Reviews
" The author approaches the subject of how to develop a personal expressive language with throwing by learning from the past, developing essential skills, getting to know the material and exploiting the immediacy offered by this uniquely dynamic technique. Some of McErlain's thoughts on the approach to learning, making and developing a personal voice are very engaging and may well prove to be relevant and inspirational to all makers, not just throwers. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: West Country Potters Association

" This is a book which is both for the beginner or experienced maker that could add to their knowldege and understanding of throwing. Well illustrated and easy to read, a book that you can dip in and out of, providing inspiration to progress further and good value for money. I will certainly add this to my collection of books. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Midland Potters Association

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