9781631598494

Carve Your Clay Techniques to Bring the Ceramics Surface to Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781631598494

  • ISBN10:

    163159849X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-08-18
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Summary

Learn how to apply interesting and inspired surface techniques to your ceramic work through 20 step-by-step projects.

Carve Your Clay takes you through creative techniques that produce amazing, dynamic results, including inlay, piercing, sgraffito, etching, relief carving, wire cutting, and more. Gain new skills as you complete 20 projects featuring author Hilda Carr's signature style, each with clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instruction to achieve beautiful results.

This comprehensive book includes an easy guide on how to create basic forms, as well as glazing and firing techniques. Whether you are new to ceramics or are a more experienced potter looking to explore new surface design techniques, Carve Your Clay will educate and inspire you.

Author Biography

A set designer by trade, UK-based (Surrey) Hilda Carr turned her hand to ceramics in 2014 and now sells her work through her website as well as in shops and galleries across the UK. She has built a large following on Instagram where she frequently shares her new works and techniques. She can be found at @hildacarrpottery and hildacarrpottery.com.

Table of Contents

Meet Hilda
 
CHAPTER ONE: BASICS
Clays for Carving
Tools for Carving
Forming
Carving Techniques
Notes on Glazing
 
CHAPTER TWO: PROJECTS
Geometric Carved Tile
Sgraffito Vase
Textured Bowl
Combed Mug
Contrast-Carved Planter
Fluted Stem Vase
Incised Candle Holder
Faceted Jug
Impressed Mini Planter
Sgraffito Serving Plate
Fettled Hanging Planter
Angle-Carved Candlestick
Inlayed Storage Jar
Slip-Cast Beaker
Bellied Bowl
Agateware Serving Bowl
 
Index
Credits
 

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