Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day - here are the answers to any ceramic questions or dilemmas you might have. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Discover how to improvise tools using kitchen implements, find a shortcut to rolling faultless coils, build the perfect spout and learn a foolproof method for removing a vessel from the wheel without it distorting. Every section features `try it' and `fix it' panels, suggesting ways of developing skills and avoiding common errors.
AUTHOR: Jacqui Atkin is a professional studio ceramicist and teaches pottery and occupational therapy in various colleges. She now runs private courses in low-fire techniques, including smoke firing and raku, from her home in rural Shropshire. Jacqui Atkin has contributed to many books as a project maker and gallery artist and is the author of Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed, Pottery Basics and The Tile Artist's Motif Bible.