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Pottery Form

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This well-illustrated book by a professional potter and teacher offers practical information about the processes of pottery making as well as insights into the meaning, history, and spirit of pottery forms. 177 striking photographs reveal the craft's subtleties and mysterious beauty.
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published November 1st 1976 by Chilton Book Co (first published 1976)
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Cameron Sharp
I loved this book. I liked how he related the forms of pottery to other natural forms like a bell pepper, the human body, and so on. I connected with what he says about clay and using it in a way that retains it's plasticity and vigor, his appreciation for Shoji Hamada's work and the Zen of it all. Making pottery on the kick wheel has been very meditative and healing for me and he also speaks of this.
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Patrick Mcfate
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this when we were in Mendocino. This book lost me at the end when it got to abstraction, but I really liked the fundamentals. It did have sexual undertones throughout, but I just ignored these.
Oct 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Love love love love love daniel rhodes. Wish I could throw more like him. And wish he weren't so fixated on the female body, there are two genders need i remind you.
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Master of Fine Arts
Sculptor, Potter, Painter.

Long time professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
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