The art of pottery making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced potter. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to wedge clay, use a pottery wheel, shape and trim pots, determine clay thickness, add handles, and a host of other pottery-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on bisque firing and glazing, the final steps in creating beautiful and functional pottery. Includes complete instructions for making a large bowl, three styles of mugs, and a sugar bowl and creamer set.
Linda Franz is a writer and reporter in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Mark Fitzgerald is an expert potter whose work has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show. He and his wife operate Fitzgerald Pottery in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.