Create a collection of 20 stylish homewares with this modern guide to working with clay. Covering the oldest and most traditional ways to make pots, Hand Built is a beginner's guide to hand building with clay - no pottery wheel required. This book will teach you the building blocks to working with clay and how to apply a professional finish to your pots including decoration, glazing and firing techniques. Learn how to create a collection of 20 stylish homeware designs using the three core techniques: coiling, pinching and slab building. Beginning with the basics to get you started, discover how to wedge clay, add texture and work with moulds, then put your new skills to the test through the projects that include coffee cups, a tea pot, vase, dinner plates, candle holders and more. Packed with stunning lifestyle photography to help inspire your own handmade journey alongside clear step-by-steps and Lilly's expert tips will lead you through the process, Hand Built is the ultimate modern guide this popular, tactile and ancient craft.
Publication Date: 05/09/2023
Lilly Maetzig is the maker behind Mae Ceramics. Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Lilly has always had a keen interest in pottery. After graduating, she discovered a love for hand building techniques and now she makes ceramics to sell and offers workshops from her studio.