Pottery Throwing for Beginners - Kenneth ClarkStudio vista, 1970, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Price on the upper board penned out. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Slight tanning and spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The aim of this book is to describe and illustrate the technique of throwing through the eyes of the thrower and not as seen by a spectator. In this way the reader can enter fully into the complete experience, both physical and mental, of creating forms by throwing. Certain things, such as confidence in choosing a well-balanced plastic throwing clay, can only be learnt by actually handling the clay, but the author introduces the beginner to the consideration of this and other similar factors connected with throwing, and goes on to demonstrate very clearly the various stages in the process of throwing pottery. He deals also with the development of basic shapes, and there are chapters on firing and glazing. As throwing today satisfies a wide range of needs and springs from varying motives, this book has tried to define and consider some of the applications of the throwing technique, whether for practical production or the making of individual pieces. Kenneth Clark has taught throwing both at a Training College and at Art Schools, and the book is based on some fifteen years of practical experience in country workshops and later as a studio potter. It is very fully illustrated throughout the text with photographs and line drawings, with four pages in colour.”
Size: 7½" x 4¾". Pictorial boards. In the Pocket How To Do It series. 103 pages.