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The Craft of the Potter by Michael Casson

The Craft of the Potter

£5

Author  

Michael Casson

Publisher  

BBC

Date  

1977

Format  

Paperback

Size  

30cm x 21cm

Description  

128 pages

Condition  

Front cover doesn't lie flat, otherwise good condition

Postage  

At cost, U.K. only.


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This book accompanied the BBC TV series of the same name which was first transmitted in 1976. It has chapters entitled What is Clay, Handbuilding, Throwing, Decorating, Glaze and Kilns followed by a review of pottery through the ages and other useful information.

The techniques chapters have many how-to-do-it black and white images and there are many illustrations of contemporary pots from the 1970s.

I attend an evening class with Jeremy Stewad at Mick Casson's Wobage Farm, some of the images from this book are still on the walls in the workshop, long may they remain.