By Jon Schmidt
An introduction to the world of pottery. It’s never too late to start a new hobby, particularly with a guide like this to help you get started. Jon Schmidt, a potter and entrepreneur, entices us into the world of pottery by promising that we won’t have to understand any of the complicated chemistry involved in its development to enjoy it! Schmidt provides an introduction to pottery and a guide to making practical objects and insights into the business side of creating and selling sculpture by bringing us back to the basics.
Put a premium on versatility. Though Schmidt appreciates the beauty of complex and intricate pottery, he also appreciates the beauty of more realistic objects. Schmidt teaches us how to make various useful items using our own hands, from mugs to bowls. Schmidt, who owns a coffee shop, uses handcrafted pieces for everything. And he uses this pottery book to show us how we can make beautiful pieces for everyday use and possibly profit from them.
There are a plethora of ideas for anyone, from novices to seasoned throwers. This is the book for those who have never used pottery tools before and those who consider themselves to be experts on the pottery wheel. Whatever group you fall under, there are countless possibilities for creating stunning, functional works of art with your own hands. Schmidt’s book piques the attention of a wide range of creatives, including you, by offering various concepts and techniques.
In Practical Pottery, you’ll find:
- A step-by-step guide to getting started in pottery and ceramics without the need for costly tools, clay, or glazes.
- Several techniques for making practical pottery, including mugs, bowls, dishes, teapots, beer steins, and more!
- Projects that will encourage you to create practical art and turn your labour into extra cash.
Mastering Hand Building, Potter’s Bible, and Handbuilt readers will enjoy this book. Jon Schmidt’s Practical Pottery is perfect for a Potter’s Guide.
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