Bill Van Gilder, the host of DIY Network’s Throwing Clay, introduces you to key techniques and skill building projects.
What a great book for people beginning to throw pots! This book is a compilation of projects, each with its own tool list and photos, demonstrating the throwing process, as well as the additions like handles and knobs. Bill even gives glaze combinations that would complement the piece.
Baking dishes, butter dishes, plates and garlic jars are just a few of the eleven projects that Bill shows how to complete. From throwing techniques like how to throw a low flat disk for plates or a high tall cylinder for pitchers, to putting feet on a candy dish, nothing is left out. All forming techniques in thrown ware are discussed.