Teapots have an enduring place in the potter's repertoire; in fact making a teapot has almost become a rite of passage, with nearly all potters attempting to make one at some point in their career. In The Teapot Book, Steve Woodhead aims to prove how exciting teapots are to make and shows how versatile a form teapots can be for potters to express themselves as artists.
"The Teapot Book offers both a practical and an aesthetic approach to the teapot. The first half of the book covers the theory, design and practical aspects of making a teapot in depth, using a step-by-step approach to show the throwing of spouts, bodies, handles and lids. In the second half, the chapters shift focus to explore the use of sketchbooks and design development, and then to profile some twenty-five potters from around the world, showcasing their work and explaining their approach and making methods." "This book, illustrated with hundreds of images and also highly practical, will be an invaluable resource for students, professional potters, teapot collectors and all fans of the teapot."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedA guide for today's potters and collectors--with over five hundred full color illustrations--to the history, construction techniques, and proper care and use of teapots.
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