Lily Heller 2013-2014 Thornton High School I Be Awesome

Personal Project Resources
Books Atkin, Jacqui. 250 Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 2009. Print. Because my project is about developing my throw skills in pottery, it was nice to get quick and easy tips from Atkin’s book. This book has many images depicting what Atkin is describing. There is a variety of techniques, styles, and designs described in great detail. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that the author gave drawn diagrams as well as digital pictures of the pieces she demonstrated. I was able to use this book as a resource throughout my entire project; because of its wide variety and clarity.

Chappelhow, Mary. Thrown Pottery Techniques Revealed: The Secrets of Perfect Throwing Shown in Unique Cutaway Photography. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001. Print. This source was extremely useful for me. Ms. Manning, my supervisor, the pottery teacher, uses this book religiously and even calls it her bible. I don’t blame her because this book does have everything you could ever need to know about throwing on the pottery wheel in it. I used Chappelhow’s book as a resource mostly when trimming and making mugs. However I examined her detailed pictures and descriptions when making almost all of my pieces. The

author was able to provide so much information. I was able to look back at this book for assistance whenever I needed it, especially when having to teach myself something.


y ji and Takeshi Murayama. Classic Stoneware of Japan: Shino and Oribe. T ky dansha Int nashonaru . rint.

I used this book solely for the process of creating Japanese pottery- more specifically Japanese bowls. It helped me get a better understanding of not only Japanese ceramics but also its culture, history, etc. It provided me with interesting background knowledge.

Mackey, Maureen. Experience Clay. Worcester, MA: Davis Pub., 2003. Print. I love Experience Clay by Maureen Mackey. This book gave so many useful tips, directions, techniques pictures etc. Like Atkin’s book Mackey gave drawn pictures of process/pieces, as well as digital pictures. Her book gives great advice for the pieces that I tend to struggle with. Mackey also provides safety notes- ensuring safety to those who read her extremely useful book.

Ostermann, Matthias. The Ceramic Surface. London: & C Black, 2002. Print. I used this text as a resource, mainly for the purpose of finding artists to research. It also gave me ideas about certain forms, shapes, and designs of ceramic pieces. Each piece depicted in this book is unique and admirable. The Ceramic Surface also provided me with some basic ceramic history background information.


Pottery Making Illustrated: Your Resource for Pottery Techniques Ceramics Monthly

Websites "Explore Japanese Ceramics." Explore Japanese Ceramics RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. This website gave me an understanding of ancient Japanese pottery. I was able to apply this information when reading one of my art idol’s websites. He talked about how he found interest in this style of ceramics- It was nice knowing what he was talking about.

YouTube: (Chattering technique) (African pottery) (Bottles) (Chuck trim) (Pulling handles) (Types of clay) (Centering) (Vases)

(Tea pots)

(Mugs) (Plates) (Saving thrown pieces)