Making Ceramic Sculpture

Making Ceramic Sculpture

Techniques, Projects, Inspirations

Book - 2001
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“Acero, a sculptor with a wonderfully naïve perspective and attitude, spends time with beginners in eradicating much of the jargon and mystique surrounding ceramics. It’s hard...to decide which of his chapters is most valuable: a review of the hollow-clay basics (primarily coil, slab, and pinch), surface decoration descriptions, the seven projects, or the multipaged gallery. Every example is supported with excellent large-size color photographs, either procedural or illustrative. Every project is imbued with a sense of creative joy....An extensive gallery showcases some of the best works from 104 artisans worldwide, works anyone would be proud to own. Appended are safety issues, cone-firing ranges, formulas, a glossary, resources, and a bibliography.”—Booklist. “...teacher and artist Acero presents basic ceramic techniques with seven projects for human and animal figures that can be used as practice.... Directed at beginners...this is a good selection for general arts and crafts collections.”—Library Journal.

The introduction to a popular and under-published aspect of ceramics. For centuries, clay has been used not only to make vessels but also to create sculptures. For beginning clayworkers and for experienced potters who can't stand to make one more mug, here's a guide to sculpting figurative and nonfigurative forms in clay. Step-by-step color photos and easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make seven sculptures: a resting cat, a whimsical fish, a colorful bird in a tree pedestal, a mythological bird-human creature, an abstract head, a standing figure, and a relief wall piece. Learn how to handbuild hollow sculptures using slab, pinch, and coil. Discover which types of clay, firing techniques, and surface treatments work best with sculpture.
For inspiration, there's a glorious color gallery of some of the best contemporary ceramic sculpture available today.
oA hot new topic in ceramics
oAppealing projects
oHundreds of gallery photos



Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781579901752
1579901751
Branch Call Number: 731.4 ACE
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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