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Sculpting and Handbuilding

Claire Loder



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Herbert Press Ltd
01 May 2018
Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
Handbuilding with clay offers a unique opportunity to experiment, requiring few tools, and allowing intuition and imagination to come to the fore. In this overview of a fast-developing practice, artist Claire Loder explains time-honoured methods of handbuilding, as well as introducing the fascinating new approaches of contemporary ceramicists.

The basic techniques, from coiling and pinching to working with slabs, are explained with practical instructions and helpful accompanying images. Equipment, clay bodies and studio advice are thoroughly covered. Through the work of today's makers, the book then looks at new methods of building by hand, including mixed media work, sculptural methods, vessels and surface decoration, illuminating a wide variety of forms and styles.

Sculpting and Handbuilding is an essential guide for any ceramic artist or student wishing to learn the basics of handbuilding, or seeking inspiration to integrate and adapt conventional methods.
By:   Claire Loder
Imprint:   Herbert Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   419g
ISBN:   9781912217519
ISBN 10:   1912217511
Series:   New Ceramics
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Claire Loder studied graphic design and illustration at Bath Spa University and completed an MA in Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute. She is a previous winner of the Crafts Council's 'Next Move' award and the Arts Council Grants for the Arts. Her work has been shown at Origin and Ceramic Art London, and is held in the Ceramic Collection of Aberystwyth University and the Crafts Council Handling Collection. She is a member of the Craft Potters Association.

Reviews for Sculpting and Handbuilding

The art of handbuilding is still the most popular form of ceramics for all ages at the pottery. This book not only introduces you to some of the basic techniques but also illustrates some surprising work being done. It is a thought provoking addition to anyone's collection and a constant reference tool. -- Alan Parris, Co-Director Aylesford Pottery, Kent UK * Aylesford School of Ceramics Newsletter *

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