From simple pots to more complex vessels, this book features clear instructions on forming every object, accompanied by step-by-step images. It also profiles the work of contemporary potters for whom throwing is a vital part of their practice. Throwing is an essential volume for anyone attempting to master forming pots on the wheel.
A ceramics graduate of the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, Richard Phethean is an established professional potter with more than thirty years' experience of teaching pottery. He is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association and is on the Crafts Council of Great Britain's Index of Selected Makers. For twelve years from 1996, Richard was a visiting staff member in the role of throwing tutor for the Workshop Ceramics degree course at the University of Westminster. In 2001 Richard was invited to establish a new ceramics facility as Resident Potter at Sibford, a Quaker school on the North Oxfordshire Cotswold borders, where today he continues to develop his work, exhibiting widely in galleries and fairs throughout the UK and Europe.