The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook, by leading ceramics teacher Susan Peterson, is the most comprehensive available guide to modern ceramics, packed with step-by-step illustrations of ceramics techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. This completely revised fourth edition contains over 150 new illustrations and includes profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics on the internet, more on the use of computers, and added coverage of paperclays, using gold, and alternative glazes. This is one book no ceramist, whether novice or expert, can do without.
A great asset for beginners and advanced ceramicists alike."--Ceramic Technique
Susan Peterson is Professor Emerita of Ceramics at Hunter College and is a practicing ceramist whos work has been exhibited throughout the world. She is also the author of numerous books on ceramics, including Working with Clay, Contemporary Ceramics, and Jun Kaneko.