New Revised Edition with updated photographs.
Don Davis' Wheel-Thrown Ceramics is the first book to properly combine thorough, step-by-step instructions with beautiful photography in an instructional volume that will be revelatory for beginners and experts alike. Since its original publication in 2000, Wheel-Thrown Ceramics has become a staple for students of ceramics. Inside you'll find detailed information on:
- - Tools and materials
- - Clay varieties
- - Firing techniques
- - Centering and 'pulling up' clay
- - Throwing bowls, plates, pitchers, teapots, and more
- - Surface treatments and glazes
Each of the 11 guided projects are illustrated with several color photographs featuring the work of the author as well as other talented ceramicists. With this book, beginners will be set up for success, and seasoned potters will return to its pages time and again for technical tips and inspiration. Wheel-Thrown Ceramics is a must-have for all ceramicists. The son of a Naval Officer, Don Davis spent is childhood in various locations, including Florida, Italy, Virginia, California, and Hawaii. He completed his MFA in Graduate Studies in Ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design in 1974. He has spent the majority of his career (1976-2001) as a full-time studio potter in Asheville, North Carolina. He served as the initial director of Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville from 1994 to 1995 and as a university professor of art from 1999 to 2015. His work is included in the collections of Rhode Island School of Design; The Asheville Art Museum; The International Museum of Ceramics in Alfred, New York; The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Shirakawa Public Hall in Japan.