This book offers something for everybody interested in pottery Beginning potters will find a complete course in the pages of this book. Experienced potters will find new ideas for designing and decorating virtually every type of ware. Heavily illustrated with more than 600 how-to photos, "The Complete Potter" takes readers through every phase of the potter's craft, from clay to kiln. Separate sections explain: Clays: their different types and usesTypes of ware: terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, raku, and othersDesign: how to draw and plan a piece before making itThe basic processes: clay preparation, tools, throwing and turning on a potter's wheel, using molds, tile-making, and moreDecoration: creating surface textures, using slips, glazes, pigments, and moreMaterials and pigments for decorating: what they're made of and how to use themKilns and firings: kiln types, temperature controls, and moreTools and equipment: from hand tools to semi-industrial equipmentHealth and safety: a complete guideThis handsome and instructive volume also shows examples of work by some of the world's leading ceramicists, with information on how they achieve their fine results. Here is a book that lives up to its title: it is truly "The Complete Potter."