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Art of Throwing

By Alex McErlain

ISBN: 9781861264848
PUBLISHED: 2002
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 300 colour photographs

The art of throwing is more than a skilful technique: in order for thrown pots to have meaning, it is vital that the integral role played by materials, process, context and precedent is considered.

Topics covered include: clay preparation; how to begin throwing; developing skills and dealing with complex forms. Step-by-step photographs follow the throwing of various pot types and capture the delicate methods of pulling a handle or fitting a spout. Lavish illustrations of finished work and interviews with leading potters then demonstrate the diverse ways in which throwing is used and the opportunities it presents.

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