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Jo Taylor Rondo Grande 2019 diameter 52c
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I'm thrilled that my work is featured in Ashley Thorpe's latest book, recently published by Crowood Press. "Studio Pottery: Forms of Expression" explores how 24 contemporary makes use the vessel to convey contemporary ideas from the sculptural and painterly to the ecological and satirical. Now available from Crowood Press & a range of online retailers.

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I'm often asked when I'm teaching next - there are currently spaces available at West Dean College on Throwing& Turning for Beginners 17 - 19th November, and Pottery Weekender on 25th & 26th November which are suitable for beginners onwards.

In February 2024 Throwing & Turning Developing Technique runs from 8th - 11th; more courses in 2024 will be released later.

Full course description/costs available under "short courses" on the website​ - I'm also happy to answer any questions 🙂

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Handbuilt Ceramics published by Crowood Press

Written during periods of lockdown in 2020 putting together "Handbuilt Ceramics" was a major project. I am forever grateful to the nine invited makers who made such a generous contribution by sharing their practice: thankyou Paul Briggs, Mark Draper, Lynda Draper, Madoda Fani, Wanying Liang, Claire Partington, Eusebio Sanchez, Dirk Staschke & Patricia Volk.

Available from Crowood Press and a range of online retailers.

Here's the blurb: Handbuilt Ceramics is a practical guide to all aspects of technique, but goes further by exploring the studio practices of ten exciting contemporary makers. Advice is given on how to get started and information on tools and equipment, types of clay and a safe workspace set-up. Handbuilding methods, such as pinching, coiling, slabbing and press moulding, are explained in detail with step-by-step sequences. Techniques for creating surface interest, pre and post firing, are included using coloured slip, glaze or paint. Ideas for combining techniques and ways to experiment are explored and encouraged, as well as tips to avoid common problems and to achieve successful outcomes. With over 350 lavish photos, this book will provide inspiration through a unique understanding of current work. It is written both for the novice and for the experienced maker looking for a new direction.

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