New book by Claire Ireland – SURFACE DECORATION FOR CERAMICS – available from Nov 2022
A book by Claire Ireland on decorative techniques and inspiration for the ceramicist Available from November 2022.
This practical and beautiful book covers a wide range of inventive, decorative techniques and encourages the maker to be adventurous and experimental. With so many ideas and clear, practical instructions, this book is an essential reference for makers of all levels, with the potential to inspire a new creative body of work and the opportunity to build a repertoire of decorating skills. It features embossing, engraving, printing and embellishing the clay surface using coloured slips, underglaze colours, oxides and glazes. Coloured clay and smoke firing effects as well as the exciting potential of mixed media. The importance of mark-making tools and advice is given on creating a personal collection. Over thirty individual makers have generously share their discoveries, ideas and decorative experiments and is supported by over 450 lavish photos illustrating the techniques and ideas covered.