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Learn how to master one of the most ancient yet simple and appealing ceramics techniques. Taught with a modern approach by a master potter, this amazing collection of pinched projects is the perfect place to start your new ceramics hobby or to explore new ways to shape clay as a more experienced crafter.
Pinching is a wonderfully direct method of interacting with clay that allows for making a range of forms and styles. Projects are simple and small and require only a few tools and your own hands. Begin a new adventure with fabulous pinched ceramics and learn everything from choosing clay and a style of decoration, to firing and beyond:
Ranging from functional wares to purely decorative sculptural forms, each project is explained with step-by-step sequences and plenty of options for surface decoration.
Fully cross-referenced throughout, there is a wealth of choice and styles to mix and match to make each project truly unique.
A gallery of makers provides added inspiration and shows the potential of this underrated making method.
This book proves that pinching is a way of working equal to all other methods and that it can produce items of refinement and sophistication.
About the Author
Jacqui Atkin is a professional studio ceramicist, author, and gallery owner living in rural Shropshire, England. She is currently working as editorial consultant and project editor for ClayCraft magazine. Her previous books include 250 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters, Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed, Pottery Basics, Troubleshooting for Potters, and most recently Pottery You Can Use.
"An excellent guide to pinch pottery, with appealing projects."—Library Journal
“Beautifully and profusely illustrated...an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended DIY instructional guide.”—Midwest Book Review