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Pottery : the technique of throwing

Author: John Colbeck
Publisher: London : Batsford, 1969
Series: Batsford craft paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A step-by-step guide to the technique of pottery for both the beginner and the competent amateur craftsman. The book discusses clay preparation, wheel performance and the various forms that can be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Colbeck
ISBN: 0713425601 9780713425604
OCLC Number: 12478031
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1: clay; wedging; kneading; spiral kneading. Part 2: wheels. Part 3: centring. Part 4: opening. Part 5: throwing; vertical forms - cylinders; open forms; conical forms; waisted forms; spherical or ovoid forms. Part 6: turning; the process of turning; centring forms prior to turning. Part 7: cutting off; lifting off; trimming the top of a thrown form; trimming with a wire; trimming with a needle or pin; edges on thrown forms; trimming the base; turned feet; the use of throwing ribs; surface - thrown surface, turned surface; tools; throwing and turning; repetition; throwing ridges; the use of calipers; lids - throwing a lid seating, throwing small forms from a large lump of clay. Part 8: centring and opening large pieces of clay. Part 9: flat forms. Part 10: throwing on a large scale; open forms. Part 11: tall forms. Part 12: throwing in more than one stage; making thrown additions on the top of forms; joining together two leather-hard thrown forms; throwing on to the base of leather-hard forms.
Series Title: Batsford craft paperback.
Responsibility: John Colbeck ; photographs by Bonnie van de Wetering.

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