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The Ceramics Design Course

Principles - Practices - Techniques

Anthony Quinn

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The ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics, with a focus on design themes and principles of balance and form


Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on design themes and principles of balance and form, it also includes instruction in studio techniques for rendering ideas a reality.

Step-by-step tutorials explain each stage of the process – from working out a brief and seeking inspiration to drawing up structural plans and developing the design.

Real-life case studies and hands-on assignments allow you to explore both practical and aesthetic considerations, and you will find trouble-shooting tips and advice on professional practice.

Whether your aim is to create utilitarian, hard-wearing pots or decorative pieces of fine art, this unique book provides the inspiration and the skills to design ceramics with flair.

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'Clearly laid out and with many colour illustrations and diagrams, the book provides an excellent introduction to working with clay'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 22.2 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 15 October 2007

ISBN: 9780500286890

Contents List

Introduction • Essential Materials • The Stages of the Design Process Practical Factors • Creative Concepts • Glossary & References

About the Author

Anthony Quinn has a successful design consultancy, working across a range of materials such as ceramics, glass, wood and metal. His client base includes Wedgwood, Debenhams, Leeds Pottery, Design Ideas and British Airways.

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