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FAQ; Pottery Books and Journals

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Old July 18th 03, 06:08 AM
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This section compiled by Michelle Lowe
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FAQ: Pottery Books and Journals


1.1 Books
1.2 Journals

1.2.1 Ceramics journals
1.2.2 Crafts journals



For an awesome book list get a catalog from:

the Potter's Shop (mail-order pottery books)
31 Thorpe Rd.
Needham Heights, MA 02194
phone-781-449-POTS (7687)
e-mail: Steve Branfman

Beginner books
Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook-Nelson 5th ed.
Craft of the Potter-Casson
Hands in Clay-Speight
The Complete Potter's Companion-Birks

More advanced/detailed
Handbuilding Ceramic Forms-Woody
Handmade Tiles-Giorgini

Glaze info
Ceramic Spectrum-Hopper
Clay and Glazes for the Potter-Rhoades
Potter's Complete Book of Clay and Glazes-Chappell
Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques-Hamer
Ceramics and Glass: a basic technology-Charles Bray

Kiln Info
Kiln Book-Olson
Electric Kiln Ceramics-Zakin
Art of Firing-Lou

Teaching Children
Children, Clay and Sculpture-Topal
Usborne Guide to Pottery-Potter
Clay Modelling for Everyone-Johnson

Raku: A Practical Approach-Branfman
Raku Pottery-Piepenburg

Mold Making for Ceramacists- Donald E. Frith
Finding One's Way with Clay-Berenson (if you can find this I hear it's
great but it's out of print)


(subscription information included when I had it available)

1.2.1 Ceramics journals

Ceramics Monthly
735 Ceramic Place
Post Office Box 6102
Westerville, Ohio 43086-6102
phone 614-523-1660
fax 614-891-8960

monthly magazine, except July/August
one year: $24
two years: $44
three years: $60
Add $10 per year for subscriptions outside the US
Studio Potter http://www.studiopotter.org
Dept. A, Box 70
Goffstown NH 03045
Telephone 603-774-3582

semi-annual magazine
one year:
US $25
Canada & foreign- US $28
two years:
US $45
Canada & foreign- US $50
Studio Potter Network Newsletter http://www.studiopotter.org
(Available to pottery groups only)
PO Box 70
Goffstown, NH 03045
603/774 3542
Clay Times http://www.claytimes.com
PO BOX 365
Waterford VA 22190
Telephone 540-882-3576
Fax 540-882-4196

bi-monthly magazine
one year: $19.95 in US
$21.95 Canada and Mexico
$24.95 elsewhere
editor Polly Beach e-mail:
American Ceramics
9 East 45 St
New York, NY 10017
212/661 4397 Fax 212/661 2389
Ceramics, Art and Perception
35 William Street
Paddington, Sydney, NSW
2021 Australia
Telephone 02 361 5286
Fax 02 361 5402

quarterly magazine
one year :
US $48
AUS $48
Editor Janet Mansfield email:

Ceramics Technical
35 William St, Paddington,
Sydney NSW Australia, 2021
(same as previous Ceramics, Arts and Perception)
Ceramic Review
published by Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd.
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Craft Potters Association
of Great Britain Ltd.,
William Blake House
Marshall Street
London W1V 1FD

Editorial Offices
21 Carnaby Street
London W1V 1PH
United Kingdom
web page at:

published bimonthly
UK rate is 30 pounds for six issues (one year)
overseas surface rate is 35 pounds (US $53.55 at current exchange
You can obtain the publication via airmail by paying extra (rate on
New Ceramics
(In German with English subtitles and summaries)
Unter den Eichen 90
D-12205 Berlin
30 8312953 Fax 30 8316281
New Zealand Potter
PO Box 881
New Zealand
(09)415 9817 Fax (09)309 3247
Pottery In Australia:
PO Box 937 Crows Nest,
Sydney NSW
Australia 2065
(02)9901 3353 Fax (02)436 1681

1.2.2 Crafts journals-

American Craft Magazine
American Crafts Council
72 Spring St
New York NY, 10012
Art Calendar:
PO Box 199,
Upper Fairmount MD, 21867
800/597 5988 Fax 410/651 5313
Crafts Council
44a Pentonville Rd
London N1 9BY
Crafts Report:
PO Box 1992,
Wilmington DE 19899
800/777 7098 Fax 302/656 4894
Professional Craft Journal
PO Box 1585
Palo Alto CA, 94302
415/324 4156 Fax 415/327 9594
Thanks to Steve Branfman for his generous contribution to this list.

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