ISBN 9781911216421 The Great Pottery Throw Down

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Combining a vibrant and compelling narrative with striking photographs and illustrations, this book offers readers a complete introduction to ceramic art, craft, manufacture, history and culture, bringing the artform and its rich heritage to life on the page. Learn fascinating details about the materials, processes and skills involved, from the alchemy at its core to magical transformations at the potters wheel. Discover how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind, from terracotta warriors to your coffee mug on the breakfast table. And be inspired by human stories of creativity and craftsmanship, via tales of ancient dynasties, scandals of the Industrial Revolution, midcentury trailblazers, and pottery as modern art thanks to contemporary figures like Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley. Contents: 1 X 240 Page Hardback With 240 Colour Illustrations Main Author: Elizabeth Wilhide Author Bio - Liz Wilhide is a prolific writer of books on interior design, decoration and architecture and has collaborated with authors such as Terence Conran, David Linley and Tricia Guild. Susie Hodge is an author, art historian, historian and artist who began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi, and has since written countless non-fiction books and materials for galleries and museums. Susie also paints and illustrates for
various publications and teaches writing and painting workshops. Secondary Author: Susie Hodge Bio Susie Hodge has a passion for art education and has been teaching practical art and art history to children and adults for over 11 years. She has written and illustrated many books including"Art Attack"How to Draw, Drawing... is Fun! and many titles in the Art in History series. She also works for the Royal Academy, the Tate and the V&A museum to produce booklets for visitors, teachers and students. She lives in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

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