Pottery on the Wheel by Elsbeth S. Woody; Steven Smolker (Photographer)
A classic guide to using the pottery wheel--back in print at last! * Step-by-steps plus 270 close-up photographs * Not only how to do each technique, but why it works * Great for potters at every level, from beginner to advanced Take the mystery out of throwing clay! Now beginning and advanced potters can learn throwing techniques to create perfectly symmetrical basic forms. This classic book, out of print for many years, is frequently cited as the definitive book on using the wheel. This exciting new edition shows why it has remained a favorite. Step-by-step instructions plus more than 270 black-and-white photographs clearly illustrate how to throw cylindrical and open shapes as well as explaining advanced throwing for teapots, pitchers, and more. With techniques and tools from basic to esoteric, plus appendices on clays, glazes, kilns, and firing, and a glossary of terms, Pottery on the Wheel is the essential guide for any potter with a desire to learn and to develop a signature style.