Making Pots: A Complete Guide to Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Written by Stefan Andersson
A practical guide to mastering the art of pot-making from a leading potter
This illustrated handbook guides both beginners and more experienced potters through the fascinating process of one of the oldest crafts known to man. Taking a look at the rich history of pot-making along the way, the book serves as a step-by-step guide to the basic techniques of the craft, offering a wealth of tips on glazing and firing, as well as useful tricks to avoid common mistakes. There is advice on preparing clay and drying, and some handy tips on the daunting task of making a kiln and setting up a workshop. From dealing with a pocket of air in the clay to having the pot fall apart during slipware decoration, each section offers solutions to common problems faced by potters of all levels. Accompanied by detailed photographs and diagrams, this is the perfect gift for the budding ceramicist.
About The Author
Stefan Andersson is one of Sweden’s leading potters and works primarily with bespoke wood-fired tableware. His products are to be found in restaurants and with collectors all over the world. He is also a highly regarded teacher in ceramics and is the organizer of one of the biggest annual ceramics events, the Ceramics Symposium in Leksand, Sweden.