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Description - The Basics of Throwing by Dave Cohen

A back-to-basics approach to throwing, covering the essential and fundamental principles. Looking at each movement in depth in the beginning stages, examining the way the clay moves and the pressures needed to control it. This book will cover all the crucial parts of learning to throw for beginners, centring the clay, making a cylinder, developing shapes from the basic cylinder form (i.e. jugs, bowls etc.), and the importance of design and proportion in forms. The book uses lots of very clear photographs in step-by-step sequences using arrows to show exactly how the clay is moving and controlled so that the beginner gets a full understanding of the process. Finally, there will be a section examining the work of specific potters, looking at how they have developed their work, along with a critique of their use of form and decoration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713681291
ISBN-10: 0713681292
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen is a professional ceramic craft person, who has taught atmany art institutions. He was a lecturer in ceramics at EdinburghCollege of Art, and was Head of Ceramics at Glasgow School of Art for 5years, as well as visiting lecturer at many places around the world inthe USA and Israel. In America he has lectured over the years at manyplaces, including the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the MarylandInstitute of Art and Design in Baltimore, Iowa State University andmany community colleges in Portland Oregon.He has previously written A Visual Language for A&C Black.Hiswork has been shown in many exhibitions around the world, and he hashad several solo shows in Scotland. Now in his seventies, he continuesto work from his studio at home in North Berwick, Scotland.