From Clay to Kiln (Hardcover)

A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel

By Stuart Carey, Alun Callender (Photographer)

Lark Books (NC), 9781454710929, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 24.95*
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Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference.

Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist Stuart Carey outlines the steps and intricacies of the craft, from preparing your materials to firing your piece in a kiln. You'll work through techniques designed to help you gain a familiarity with the different characteristics of the clay, create classic forms, mix your own glazes, and master the skills needed to make your own beautiful pieces. Stunning visuals and instructive step-by-step photography offer abundant inspiration and valuable guidance, whether you're an absolute beginner or a practicing potter who has already logged hours at the studio.

About the Author

Stuart Carey is a multi-award-winning ceramist. He has created his signature stylish tableware for clients including Conran, Calvin Klein, and GOOP. Co-owner of The Kiln Rooms Ltd, Stuart regularly gives talks, demonstrations, and lectures. He is also regularly featured in the press and, since 2013, has been a contributor to magazines such as Ceramic Review and Crafts. See more of Stuart's work at He lives in London.