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Working in clay

an introduction to ceramics

by Susan (Susan Harnly) Peterson

  • 303 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by The Overlook Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pottery craft

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSusan Peterson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTT920 .P42 1998, TT920 .P42 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination190, [2] p. :
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18818469M
    ISBN 100879519037
    LC Control Number98015477
    OCLC/WorldCa38746725

    "Handbuilding" is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. Before potters had the wheel, they were creating beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, their hands and fingers, and basic hand tools. Below are the three most common forms of creating hand built pots: pinchpot, coiling and slab techniques. Clay can be liquid or solid, and it can be deformed and destroyed. In the game, you step into the shoes of brave kids who bring the Claybook to life. Each chapter of the book challenges you with unique obstacles and puzzles. You possess clay blobs and morph them into different shapes to overcome tricky situations.

    However, polymer clay artists often do use a few simple tools to help in working the clay: Needles or skewers for piercing; a smooth-edged knife to cut the clay, etc. (knives used for this purpose shouldn't be used on food, however). Clay can be liquid or solid, and it can be deformed and destroyed. In the game, you step into the shoes of brave kids who bring the Claybook to life. Each chapter of the book challenges you with unique obstacles and puzzles. You possess clay blobs and morph them into different shapes to overcome tricky s:

    Extensive selection of new and used Clay Books. Find your favorite Clay Books at much lower prices compared to other booksellers. Free U.S. shipping over $ "We have written Working with Clay to inspire and to teach beginners particularly, but also to give new ideas to advanced ceramists about clayworking through colorful photographs and descriptions of the various processes involved."--Preface to the Third Edition, pg. [8].


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Working in clay by Susan (Susan Harnly) Peterson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Appealing to both the beginning potter and anyone interested in creating ceramic pieces, this book provides step by step illustrations to give the beginner everything he or she needs to know to create an object in clay as well as wonderful examples from c4/5(1).

Working With Clay book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written by a world-renowned ceramist and leading expert in the fi /5.

Following the successful format of The Absolute Beginners Guide series, this 5th book in the series is the perfect choice for beginners who want to expand their jewelry-making skills. Jewelry makers will love experimenting with the 24 easy projects in The Absolute Beginners Guide: Working with Polymer l tips and instructions on the basics, tools, and color are followed by /5(23).

Working With Clay Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 6 Working in clay book. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback, January 1, $ $ $ /5(6).

Pottery can be a mild interest, consuming little of your time or money, or it can become a major part of your life. Working in clay book If you are just starting out, it is a good idea to try pottery out or take a beginner's class.

If you are starting out on your own, here are some tips on how to begin. Susan Peterson, one of the world's foremost authorities and educators in the field of ceramics, and author of the classic master course, The Craft and Art of Clay, has thoroughly revised and updated her introductory course in ceramics, Working with Clay.

Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, Working with Clay guides readers step-by-step through the creation of an object in clay.4/5(1). A finished vase, the product of working with clay without a potter's wheel. PHOTO: NICO TOUTENHOOFD Starting with a block of wet clay, cut a slab using fishing line.

Polymer clay is a fun and easy medium for creating colorful jewelry. It can be easily molded and baked to create a myriad of beautiful jewelry designs: bracelets, necklaces, brooches, buttons, and earrings.

This book tells you everything you need to know to get started and gives you 18 projects to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Working with Clay. Any clay taken out of the clay bucket needs to be wedged (kneaded) in order to expel any air bubbles.

In my classroom I had a stack of canvas mats that the students used to work on. Clay will stick to many hard surfaces and when you are cutting and shaping parts of your project or rolling out slabs of clay, this can be. I hope these tips for sculpting with air dry clay will persuade you to keep your’s flowing.

I feel like following creative pursuits is a big part of living a positive and happy life. Trying new things, working with my hands and constantly coming up with ideas keeps my mind sharp and my heart happy. If you are working without a potter’s wheel, there are still several simple ways of building up forms.

Coils of clay are a good way of building up the sides of a hollow shape – laying the clay down in a spiral prevents it collapsing easily. Recesses can also be created by pinching the clay, digging out with your thumb and forefinger. This one is very important when working with air-dry clays.

It’s much easier to control, shape and spread the clay when you sculpt in thin layers. Because air-dry clay is water based, you have to keep it moist while sculpting. Have a small jar of clean water and wet the clay, tools or your fingers when adding a new layer.

Widgets I've had the privilege of visiting several Reggio Emilia-influenced preschools, and I noticed the love they have for working with clay. I was intrigued.

What is clay, and how do preschoolers benefit from using it. I searched the internet and found this article most helpful. And so, when my co-teacher decided to add clay to our art table, I was thrilled. After working as a children’s book illustrator, she had the desire to work in 3-D, leading her back to air dry clay.

Rogers works with two types of clay, Marblex (my favorite), and La Doll. She uses Marblex for the main sections of her pieces, transitioning.

Working With Clay: Clay artists throughout the ages have invented many ways to shape things out of clay. PINCH – Use your fingers to pinch and poke a single lump of clay into any shape. SLAB – Roll the clay into flat sheets (like a pie crust) to cut apart and assemble.

COIL – Roll out long snakes of clay and twist them into coils and shapes. The foreword, written by artist and art blogger Danielle Krysa, provides a primer on the world of ceramics, touching upon the art-versus-craft debate and explaining why artists who began in other modes are now also working in clay.

Working with Clay. Posted on Ma by pintoresque. No doubt that clay has a powerful meaning for me. Clay had been used in so many different scenarios, and for so many different purposes; from a single cup used to drink, or a plate, or a vase, to a big building or temple made out of bricks (yes, clay bricks), and also to express so.

Buy a cheap copy of Working with Clay: An Introduction book by Susan Peterson. Written by a world-renowned ceramist and leading expert in the field, this introductory book describes the initial processes of handbuilding, wheel throwing, Free shipping over $ Methods Of Working Clay.

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Methods Of Working Clay. There are a number of methods of working in clay. The simplest are described here, and projects using some of the. Get this from a library. Working with clay. [Susan Peterson; Jan Peterson] -- Susan Peterson, one of the world's foremost authorities and educators in the field of ceramics, and author of the classic master course, The Craft and Art of Clay, has thoroughly revised and updated.

Paper clay is also excellent for repairing any joins or cracks which may have appeared in your work. In fact, most potters use paper clay to mend flaws, even if the body clay of the piece is regular clay.

You can even fix any breaks in bisque-fired paper clay with wet paper clay.Buy Working with Clay by Susan Peterson online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now.An economical online book with eight ways to Learn How to Draw (for kids who are able to read).

Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Where to get clay? Search Pottery Clay to Buy on Internet and check local yellow pages for ceramics. Prepared clay is sold to potters in 25 pound plastic bags, two in a box ready to use. You do not want slip clay.