Mastering Hand Building : Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More

Mastering Hand Building : Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More
Author: Sunshine Cobb
Rating: 4.44
Bestsellers Rate: 4655
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 208
Hours of reading: 3.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 23,51 €

About the book

From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside. Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more. Take your hand building skills--and your artwork--to the next level with Mastering Hand Building. The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today's top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions. Also available from the series: Mastering the Potter's Wheel and Mastering Kilns and Firing.




"Anyone who has been lucky enough to take a class with Sunshine will instantly recognize her generosity, humor, and expertise in this book. For all others, it will introduce you to Sunshine's big heart and organized mind, her sense of form and color, and the joy she finds in making everyday pots. Keep this book close at hand--if you're using it correctly it should be covered in fingerprints and glaze splatter in no time." - Leslie Noell, Director of Programs, Penland School of Crafts

Sunshine Cobb Biography

Sunshine Cobb is a ceramic artist and instructor based in California, where she is currently a visiting professor at Sacramento State University. She has previously held adjunct or visiting professor roles at Sonoma State University, University of Pacific, and Utah State. She has experience with everything from eight-day anagama wood firings to slip casting ornaments, but she focuses her talent on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware and exploring the challenge of electric firing. Sunshine has been the recipient of the Windgate Fellowship Emerging Artist award, a featured emerging artist in Ceramics Monthly (cover artist), and a long-term resident at Archie Bray. She has taught workshops across the country including Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont, Santa Fe Clay, and The Clay Studio. She holds a BA in studio art from CSU Sacramento and an MFA in ceramic art from Utah State University. ... Read full biography

Authors: Sunshine Cobb
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780760352731
ISBN10: 0760352739
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 400 color photos
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 208
Book Weight: 907.18
Book Dimensions: 203x254x22.86
Circulation: None
Publication date: Jan. 23, 2018
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Stillwater, United States

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