This superb volume introduces readers to one of the oldest and most enjoyable forms of ceramics in the world."Handbuilding Ceramic Forms" is a classic guide that introduces readers to the joys of creating beautiful ceramics without the need for a potter's wheel. It provides expert information and illustrated instructions on everything you need to know, from choosing the right tools to learning the major techniques such as pinching, joining, and creating textures and patterns. It also profiles the work of ten professional ceramicists and shows how techniques can be varied and combined to create everything from utilitarian forms to the most expressive works of art.This is a must-have volume for anyone interested in this ancient, yet incredibly enjoyable and satisfying ceramic technique.
Elsbeth S. Woody has shown her work in many solo and group exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum, Boston City Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, the Bronx Museum, and others. She lives in South Africa.