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Book Reviews for Potters

Reviews of books for potters. Find the right book for you about pottery, ceramics, clay, and other potters.

Books to Help Beginning Potters
A list of books that can be helpful to the beginning potter as they start out working with clay.

Books on Pottery Safety

Here is a list of books that are on or include information on pottery safety, including material handling, ventilation, poisons, and so forth. These are excellent books to have in your library, available for any questions that may come up as you work in your pottery studio.

Books on Kilns and Firing
Books for potters about kilns and firing methods. Includes books about kiln-building, alternative firing methods, and firing in electric kilns.

250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters
"250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters" promises that it will be an "indispensable compendium of essential knowledge and troubleshooting tips" for those engaging in the ceramic arts and craft. Find out if it delivers on this claim!

"The Kiln Book" - A Definitive Guide
Review of "The Kiln Book" by Frederick L. Olsen.

Review of "Glazes and Glazing, Finishing Techniques"
A review of the book, "Glazes and Glazing, Finishing Techniques," published by the American Ceramic Society.

Review of "Electric Firing, Creative Techniques"
Guide review of the book, "Electric Firing, Creative Techniques" published by the American Ceramic Society.

Review of "Raku Firing, Advanced Techniques"
Review of the book, "Raku Firing, Advanced Techniques" published by the American Ceramic Society.

Review of "From Mud to Music"
Review of the book, "From Mud to Music, Making and Enjoying Ceramic Musical Instruments" by Barry Hall.

Review of "Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques"
A review of the book, "Ceramic Sculpture" edited by Anderson Turner.

Review of "Clay Connections"
Review of the book, "Clay Connections" by Craig Hinshaw. Descriptions, pros and cons, and reviewer comments are included. This book is aimed at helping teachers and other adults engage children in working with clay.

Review of "The Potter's Dictionary"
Review of the book, "The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques", 5th ed., written by Frank and Janet Hamer. Includes Pros and Cons, description of the book, and comments by the Beth Peterson, the Pottery Guide.

Review of Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques
Review of book, Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques, by James C. Watkins and Paul Andrew Wandless.

"Extruder, Mold & Tile" Reviewed
Review of the ceramics book, 'Extruder, Mold and Tile: Forming Techniques', including descriptions, pros and cons, and reviewer comments.

"Surface Decoration" Reviewed
Review of the ceramics book, 'Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques', including descriptions, pros and cons, and reviewer comments.

"Throwing and Handbuilding" Reviewed
'Throwing and Handbuilding' book reviewed. Includes pros and cons, description, and comments from the reviewer.

"Pottery on the Wheel" Review
'Pottery on the Wheel' book reviewed. Includes pros and cons, description, and comments from the reviewer.

'Handbuilding Ceramic Forms' Reviewed
'Handbuilding Ceramic Forms' book reviewed. Includes pros and cons, description, and comments from the reviewer.

"Pottery Making Techniques" Reviewed
'Pottery Making Techniques' reviewed. Includes pros and cons, description, and comments from the reviewer.

Book Review of "Clay: A Studio Handbook"
A review of Vince Pitelka's book, "Clay: A Studio Handbook". Descriptions, pros and cons, and the reviewer's comments included.

Review of "Clay and Glazes for the Potter"
Review of Daniel Rhodes' classic book, "Clay and Glazes for the Potter", third edition revised and expanded by Robin Hopper.

Book Review of Safety in the Ceramics Studio
Review of Jeff Zamek's book, "Safety in the Ceramics Studio". This book covers a broad range of safety topics of interest to potters.

Review of 'Setting Up a Pottery Workshop'
Review of the book, 'Setting Up a Pottery Workshop' by Alistair Young. Review includes description, pros and cons, and comments.

Review of 'Lettering on Ceramics' by Mary White
Review of the book, 'Lettering on Ceramics' by Mary White. Review includes description, pros and cons, and comments.

Review of "A Single Shard"
A review of Linda Sue Park's juvenile fiction book, A Single Shard. Includes a description, pros, cons, and reviewer comments.

"Cherokee Pottery" by M. Anna Fariello
A review of the book "Cherokee Pottery: From the Hands of Our Elders" by M. Anna Fariello. "Cherokee Pottery" explores the pottery and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee from the distant past up through the twentieth century.

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