The Art of Throwing

Alex McErlain
The Art of Throwing examines the practical nature of throwing pots and provides a historical background to act as inspiration. This new paperback edition analyses throwing as a language of expression, exploring ideas and how to develop them. Step-by-step photographs support the novice, while lavish illustrations and interviews with established craftspeople lead the more confident potter to explore new avenues of creativity.
The Art of Throwing by Alex McErlain

About the author

Alex McErlain studied ceramics at Stoke on Trent College of Art and now teaches degree courses at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is senior lecturer in three-dimensional design. He continues to practise as a studio potter and has exhibited his own work widely, as well as curating exhibitions of studio ceramics.

Press Reviews

'an excellent manual for potters at any level'

- The Library Journal

'McErlain's book might just give you the extra edge you've been striving for'

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