Written by a world-renowned ceramist and leading expert in the field, this introductory book describes the initial processes of handbuilding, wheel throwing, plaster mold making, decoration, glaze application and firing techniques in a simple, easy-to-follow narrative.
The text offers rich pictorial guidance throughout, both inspiring and instructing students with 500 full color photographs of processes and clayworks. It includes a pictorial timeline of ceramic art history; and exposes students to a gallery of ceramic art, from traditional to avant-garde.
This new edition contains a completely rewritten and expanded section on Reds, Yellows and Oranges, with unprecedented documentation and results of actual, in-the-studio tests. There is also a new chapter on Ceramic Sculpture.
Susan Peterson is Professor Emerita of Ceramics at Hunter College and is a practising ceramist whose work has been exhibited throughout the world. She is also the author of numerous books on ceramics including The Craft and Art of Clay, Contemporary Ceramics and Jun Kaneko.