A Potter’s Workbook by Clary Illian

By Clary Illian

In A Potter's Workbook, well known studio potter and instructor Clary Illian provides a textbook for the hand and the brain. Her goal is to supply the way to see, to make, and to consider the different types of wheel-thrown vessels; her details and idea clarify either the mechanics of throwing and completing pots made easily at the wheel and the rules of fact and wonder bobbing up from that conventional method.

Each bankruptcy starts with a sequence of routines that introduce the foundations of fine shape and solid forming for pitchers, bowls, cylinders, lids, handles, and each different achievable useful form. targeting utilitarian pottery created at the wheel, Illian explores sound, full of life, and economically produced pottery kinds that mix an invitation to conscious appreciation very easily of use. Charles Metzger's remarkable photos, taken below excellent studio stipulations, completely supplement her energetic text.

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The other suggests thinning the walls along the axis of the ultimate profile of the pot. The advocates of the first school say it results in better compression and, therefore, more strength during manipulation. If you choose this method, you must be extra careful to avoid thinking of the bowl as made up of a bottom and sides, breaking the flow of the curve. After each thinning pass of the hands, it is important to compress and shape the rim. As the rim gets wider in circumference and thinner, it gets harder and harder to change.

Handle and pot are similar in substance and feeling. Decisions about a handle’s appropriate size, shape, and placement are usually made at eye level, but remember the view from the top. Looking down into the pitcher is the view you have while using it, and that view should have the same complexity of relationship as the side view. In most cases the handle should widen where it flows out of the pot, just as it is desirable that it thicken at the point of attachment when viewed from the side (figures 90a, 90b).

But the fact that 68 69 p i t c he r s 70 71 the utilitarian defense is offered for quite a variety of solutions indicates that this is a subjective matter. Perhaps the most that can be said of handles is that they should not sabotage use by being uncomfortable to grasp, and they should not be placed so that the pot is awkward to lift and pour. If you remember the armlike quality of a handle, you will be in no doubt where to attach it. The handle begins at the point corresponding to a shoulder and ends on the part suggesting a hip.

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