Still a fairly new development in ceramics, paperclay is an extremely versatile material for the modern potter. In this book, ceramic artists will discover the world of possibilities offered by paperclay, along with examples of paperclay creations by contemporary potters.
Appealing to both the beginning potter and anyone interested in creating ceramic pieces, this book provides step by step illustrations to give the beginner everything he or she needs to know to create an object in clay as well as wonderful examples from c
Paper clay is still a relatively new material in the ceramic world. As an exciting new area, further developments are still being made. This 2nd edition replaces the old artwork with better images in colour, and the expanded text brings the reader up to date on the latest information. A new chapter explores the possibilities of large-scale work in depth. Paper clay is easy to use, as it is much stronger and will take much more abuse than normal clay. It is extremely strong in the unfired state which means changes and repairs can be made at almost every stage of the making process. The finished result is often indistinguishable from normal clay, but is much lighter, making it ideal for wall installations or complicated sculptural forms.
Widely considered to be the most comprehensive introduction to ceramics available, this book contains numerous step-by-step illustrations of various ceramic techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. For the more experienced ceramist, there is a wealth of technical detail on things like glaze formulas and temperature conversions which make the book an ideal reference. To quote one review: ...I am a studio potter and would not be without it. The fourth edition has been updated to include profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics including using the internet, more on the use of computers, added coverage of paperclays, using gold and alternative glazes.
Using fibers with clay is not a new idea, but using fibers absorbed within the structure of the clay body is a concept that has recently, and rapidly, taken root among potters. Paperclay is now widely recognized as a material which allows great freedom of expression, relieving the maker of many of the technical problems associated with conventional clays. With lavish illustrations throughout, Working with Paperclay and Other Additives provides the expertise to inspire potters to discover this exciting material and, for those already smitten, to try new techniques and ideas by drawing on the examples and experiences from different artists.
Create Beautiful Paintings With Dimension Forge a bold creative path by adding hand-sculpted elements to your two-dimensional work. Discover an entirely fresh and fun approach for creating fine art with paper clay, developed by artist and teacher Rogene Mañas. This all-new bas-relief art form combines air-drying clay, paint, collage and texture to build dimensional mixed-media works that pop right off the wall. The book is divided into four parts: • Part 1: Working with Clay - Techniques and tips to begin working with clay in bas-relief, starting with the absolute basics. Includes 15 easy practice projects to work on cutting, shaping, sculpting and stamping. • Part 2: Clay Work Projects - 5 full step-by-step clay-art project demos. Create your own art using Rogene's methods for composing, sculpting, placing and drying. • Part 3: Finishing Techniques - Finish the 5 demonstrations from Part 2 with different painting, collage and mixed-media techniques. • Part 4: Get Creative - Includes ideas for framing, practice patterns, creative exercises and additional three-dimensional art projects and gifts. Whether you're a seasoned sculptor or just starting out, Artful Paper Clay will teach you the skills necessary to craft complex and vivacious multi-dimensional masterpieces and paint them for gorgeous effect.
Master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan gives you the definitive book on fabric sculpting. Anatomy of a Doll is packed with an abundance of exquisite photographs that capture the best work from dollmakers today. Detailed step-by-step illustrations for an incredible variety of cloth dolls are included for you to create any type of cloth doll imaginable. Many methods of doll construction are covered so that beginning and professional dollmakers have a handy answer book. Beginners will find the book a practical guide that examines techniques for making all kinds of dolls. The more experienced dollmaker will discover an abundance of new ideas and techniques never before found in one book. Anatomy of a Doll shows you everything from bending wire to cutting cloth, which will allow you to create your own original dolls!
Handbook "How-to" for beginner to professional artist. Modelling, ceramic sculpture, bas relief, murals, hand-building, pottery wheel, mixing, recycling paper, firing, non-firing, casting, Information for teachers, designers classroom, studio, K-12, Index.
Q&A explains point by point the changes to the traditional view and practices of ceramics when paperclay is used. Handbook Q & A for beginner-K12 to advanced/pro makers about forms possible to hand build, sculpt, carve, cast or throw on wheel including sculpture, bas relief, murals, scale models. the right mix of recycled paper pulp and your favorite bas clay gives technical advantage and expressive freedom impossible by the old methods such as the chance to patch cracks, build wet on dry, fast drying, and more. Get inspiration, methods, shortcuts, changed mixing, recipes adaptation. 144 pp. BW in print since first edition 1993. Updated 2014.