#1 Bestseller in Pottery & Ceramics and Sculpture and #1 Most Wished for in Pottery & Ceramic Craft
An introduction to pottery. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, especially when you have a guide this simple to get you started. Potter and entrepreneur Jon Schmidt coaxes us into the world of pottery with a promise that we do not have to know everything about the complicated chemistry behind making pottery to enjoy it! By taking us back to the basics, Schmidt offers an introduction to pottery and a guide to creating functional pieces, along with insights into the business side of creating and selling your art.
Focus on functionality. While pottery pieces can be detailed and intricate, Schmidt finds the beauty in more practical pieces. From mugs to bowls, Schmidt shows us a host of functional pieces that we can create using our very own hands. As a coffee shop owner, Schmidt uses handmade items for everything. And, he uses this pottery book to demonstrate how we too can create beautiful pieces for daily use, and potentially profit from them.
Endless ideas for beginners to experienced throwers. This is the book for those who have never wielded pottery tools, and those who consider themselves experts with the pottery wheel. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll find endless possibilities for making beautiful works of functioning art with your own hands. By offering an array of ideas and techniques, Schmidt’s book captures the interest of a wide audience of creatives like you.
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Readers of Mastering Hand Building; Potter’s Bible; and Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide will love Jon Schmidt’s Practical Pottery.
“ Practical Pottery by Jon Schmidt is a great reference book for pottery basics, particularly if you’ve started throwing on a wheel, or are thinking you might want to. You may not be wanting to make your own glazes or buy a kiln just yet, but you want to get a handle on how to throw a bowl or cup or mug, and perhaps on how to add a handle to that mug. As someone who spent a lot of time googling various blogs and videos on how to get started, it would have been nice to have had this book.”
―Jackie Keer, Splash Magazines
Jon Schmidt is a potter and entrepreneur who owns the Mocha Monkey coffeehouses in Minnesota, where everything is served on handmade pottery. Jon is also a well-know YouTuber (www.youtube.com/jonthepotter) and pottery influencer, creating videos weekly to change the pottery industry. He strives to impact the world by inspiring others to live out their dreams and make the world unique, one pot at a time.