Ceramic Handbook Colouring with Clay by Jo Connell
Paperback Book: 23 x 15.5 cm
Published by A&C Black Publishers. This lavishly illustrated 96 page book is about introducing colour into clay and using it in decorative ways. It explores the various methods of achieving fascinating surface effects using coloured clay alone, without the need to add any form of glaze.
Colouring Clay looks at the ways of choosing a suitable clay and adding colour to it in the form of stains and oxides as well as using natural clays. It outlines methods of preparing clays, blending, glazing and firing them, including making tests and how to achieve repeatable results. It briefly covers the uses of coloured clays in a historic context.
The work of artists worldwide is used to illustrate today's exciting contemporary approaches to coloured clays through a range of making methods, from the very simple to the more complex. Included are descriptions of using coloured clays for coiling and pinching, textural effects, inlaying and laminating, sprigging, agateware and neriage, and also how to create Egyptian paste and other unusual clay bodies.
JO CONNELL is a professional ceramicist and college lecturer. Her work with coloured clays is well known and is featured in many publications. She works from her studio in Leicestershire and exhibits widely.
This book can be purchased directly from the gallery. Postage is £8.50