#1 New Release in Pottery & Ceramics ─ Crafting Pottery for Daily Use
An introduction to pottery. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, especially when you have a guide this simple to get you started. Potter and entrepreneur Jon Schmidt coaxes us into the world of pottery with a promise that we do not have to know everything about the complicated chemistry behind making pottery to enjoy it! By taking us back to the basics, Schmidt offers an introduction to pottery and a guide to creating functional pieces, along with insights into the business side of creating and selling your art.
Focus on functionality. While pottery pieces can be detailed and intricate, Schmidt finds the beauty in more practical pieces. From mugs to bowls, Schmidt shows us a host of functional pieces that we can create using our very own hands. As a coffee shop owner, Schmidt uses handmade items for everything. And, he uses this pottery book to demonstrate how we too can create beautiful pieces for daily use, and potentially profit from them.
Endless ideas for beginners to experienced throwers. This is the book for those who have never wielded pottery tools before and those who consider themselves experts with the pottery wheel. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll find endless possibilities for making beautiful works of functioning art with your own hands. By offering an array of ideas and techniques, Schmidt’s book captures the interest of a wide audience of creatives like you, no matter your experience level.
Dive into Practical Pottery and find…
- A guide for getting started in pottery and ceramics that doesn’t require expensive equipment, clay, and glazes
- Numerous tips and tricks for creating functional pottery, such as mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, beer steins, and more!
- Projects that will push you to craft functional art and turn your work into bonus income
Readers of Mastering Hand Building; Potter’s Bible; and Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide will love Jon Schmidt’s Practical Pottery.