Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference. Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist Stuart Carey outlines the steps and intricacies of the craft, from preparing your materials to firing your piece in a kiln. You’ll work through techniques designed to help you gain a familiarity with the different characteristics of the clay, create classic forms, mix your own glazes, and master the skills needed to make your own beautiful pieces. Stunning visuals and instructive step-by-step photography offer abundant inspiration and valuable guidance, whether you’re an absolute beginner or a practicing potter who has already logged hours at the studio.