Architectural Ceramics for the Studio Potter - Peter King

01 Oct 2006's Comments

This book is by Peter King, one of the members of and his profile and images can be seen here.

If you want to do it - this is the book for you. And if you want to see how Peter developed his own process it is also the book for you. Finally if you are just plain curious about how large-scale ceramics are created and the challenges overcome - yet again this is the book for you!

After a quick run through from the history and origins of architectural ceramics to the current day Peter loses no time in getting down to it. First come the tools and equipment. This goes into the world of extruders, outriggers, draw tools and compressors to name but a few. Then we move on to Building and Decorating techniques, Sectioning, drying, glazing and firing, with a fewe recipes and plenty of pictures thrown in. Once built on to Installation. It makes me feel that even I might be able to do it! (I am joking!)

Peter then moves on to give details of how to make various specific items (Projects) and this includes sinks and bowls, countertops, door surrounds (there are some splendid examples), fireplace surrounds, (I love the Nautilus) and finally a gallery section showing work by a range of architectural Ceramicists showing their wide range of work.

Apart from being technically very useful this book is also interesting for those who enjoy ceramics and might think of getting a smaller (or larger) installation in their own home or local environment.

Publication Date: 1999
Price: 19
ISBN: Paperback:1-57990-201-4 Hardback:1-57990-085-2
Binding: Paperback and Hardback
Publisher: Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co, 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016
Tel: (828) 253-0467
Edition: 1st

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