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The ceramics design course : principles, practice, techniques

Author: Anthony Quinn
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on design themes and principles of balance and form, it also includes instruction in studio techniques for rendering ideas a reality. Whether the reader's aim is to create utilitarian, hard-wearing pots or decorative pieces of fine art, this unique book provides the inspiration and the skills to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 9780500286890 0500286892
OCLC Number: 779905401
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 23 cm
Contents: Section I. The design process --
1. Visual inspiration --
2. Mood boards --
3. Concept --
4. Sketching --
5. Design development --
6. Maquette making --
7. Technical drawing --
8. Prototypes --
9. Model and mould making --
10. Tests and samples --
11. Design presentation --
Section II. Practical considerations --
12. Shape --
13. Form --
14. Surface --
15. Function --
16. Colour --
17. Pattern --
18. Glazes --
19. Materials --
Section III. Processes --
20. Coiling --
21. Slab building --
22. Throwing --
23. Sledging or profiling --
24. Plaster turner --
25. Press moulding --
26. Slip casting --
27. Jigger and jolley --
Section IV. Creative concepts --
28. The natural --
29. Colour as a concept --
30. Craftsmanship --
31. The human --
32. The political --
33. The satirical --
34. The functional --
35. The surface --
36. Materiality --
37. The decorative --
38. The sculptural --
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A coursebook on designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on design themes and principles of balance and form, it also includes instruction in studio techniques for rendering ideas a reality.  Read more...

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'Clearly laid out and with many colour illustrations and diagrams, the book provides an excellent introduction to working with clay' - ARLIS

 
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