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Rolled Pottery Figures Audrey Blackman

Rolled Pottery Figures

Audrey Blackman

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ISBN : 9780273011804
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96 pages
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In this book Audrey Blackman describes the hand modelling of pottery figures from rolled clay. Her figures range from dancers, sportsmen and animals, caught in action as though by some three-dimensional camera, to groups which comment on contemporaryMoreIn this book Audrey Blackman describes the hand modelling of pottery figures from rolled clay. Her figures range from dancers, sportsmen and animals, caught in action as though by some three-dimensional camera, to groups which comment on contemporary life and attitudes-often with humour, and sometimes with pathos. Making these rolled pottery figures is a valuable exercise in anatomy and in cultivating the powers of observation and excellent figure work can be achieved quite quickly by an inexperienced clay worker.An interesting series of step-by-step illustrations, describing the techniques of figure-building, decorating and firing that she has pioneered or adapted, will appeal to students, teachers and fellow potters alike. Detailed recipes and the source of materials are given, but everyone working in this medium will find and evolve other bodies and glazes to suit their individual tastes. There are also special sections devoted to glazing, slip decoration, lustre, sgraffito, striping and marbling, inlay, combing, carving, impressing and other decorative techniques. A great deal of down-to-earth advice, on what to remember and what to avoid, such as can only be gleaned from long practical experience, is included throughout.