Urban Potter

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An illustrated step-by-step guide to making 20 unique handcrafted ceramics with simple, natural shapes and neutral tones without a kiln.

With more and more people turning towards a slower way of life, away from endless screen time, creative pursuits like hand-building pottery are having their own boom. The Urban Potter is for those interested in expressing themselves through the ancient, tactile art of hand-building ceramics, while also being a guide to creating unique pieces.

Emily's naturally wheel-free, unique style favors simple yet interesting imperfect shapes. Her focus is on reconnecting with hand-building techniques of the past, resulting in gorgeously rustic, one-off pieces that explicitly and deliberately reject the myth of perfection. Step-by-step projects include kitchenware, decorative accessories and more (soap holders, multi-functional jars). All the techniques involved, from moulding to glazing, are fully explained. By the end of the book you will have learned how to create 20 beautifully one-off handcrafted pieces, while leaning into the joys of slow ceramics and the mindful, relaxing, patient nature of the art.

ISBN: 9781914239700
ISBN-10: 1914239709
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th April 2023
Publisher: Octopus
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 19.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1

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