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Sculpting and Handbuilding


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Acknowledgements About the author Introduction 1. Handbuilding techniques 2. Research and inspiration 3. The vessel 4. Surface treatments 5. Sculptural approaches 6. Combining techniques 7. Contemporary approaches Conclusion Gallery

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A practical introduction to making in clay use hand techniques such as coiling and slab-building.

About the Author

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.


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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