Additions to Clay Bodies

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By Kathleen Standen

This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fiber, metals and color.  It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions.

Clay body additions can introduce remarkable new forms and textures in ceramic work.  With an emphasis on creatvity and experimentation, ceramicist Kathleen Standen reveals a range of possible effects, and profiles the extraordinary work of contemporary makers using additions in their practice.

Beginning with an introduction to collecting local clay and making your own clay bodies, the book moves on to cover the array of additions being used by artists today, from hard materials like stones, glass and rust, to combustible matter and fiber, metals including wire and mesh, and color in various forms.  The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with both unique making methods and the beautiful finished works of ceramic artists from around the world.

Additions to Clay Bodies is an inspiring introduction to the art of using additions and an essential companion for any artist wishing to expand their practice.