Speaking of Clay: A Vocabulary Resource for Ceramics Teachers and Students (Paperback)
This truly is a "go-to" ceramics guide and should be added to your book collection Its not just vocabulary as this book has everything you have ever Googled about ceramics in one convenient place. You will love all of the equipment diagrams and how-to tips which makes this a great resource for educational purposes or personal use. This guide is easy to read and a helpful resource whether you are a beginner or master ceramicist. This book focuses on ceramics vocabulary and is designed as a resource for art/ceramics teachers and their students. There are many student-friendly pages that focus on key ceramics terms and concepts. Other pages are more in-depth and are suitable for ceramics teachers or advanced students who want to expand their knowledge. This book is organized into chapters, each one focusing on the vocabulary terms relating to different aspects of ceramics including Tools & Equipment, Attributes of Clay & Glaze, Clay Forming Methods, and the Elements and Principles of Design. There is also an eight-page glossary of ceramic terms. This is the third in the "All About Clay" series of ceramics books by Tracy Fortune. The first book "Clay Inspiration: 125 Technique Based Challenges to Spark Your Imagination," is technique-based, with chapters on Pinch Pots, Coil, Slab, Melted Glass, and Extruder Techniques and has lots of images to inspire students and artists.The second book, "Functional Clay Inspirations: 100 Functional Ceramic Challenges to Spark Your Imagination," has over 100 functional artwork ideas and contains lots of inspiring images by students and professional artists. The fourth book, "Clay Matters: A Go-To Guide for Ceramics Teachers and Students," gives insights into clay techniques, steps, and the creative process. Tracy Fortune is an author, artist and art educator who has taught art and ceramics for over 30 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has worked at the elementary, middle and high school levels.