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Sculpting Clay.

SCULPTING CLAY. Leon Nigrosh. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1991. 182 pp., hardbound, $24.95.

New books providing valuable information about clay processes that are of value to students and teachers alike are few and far between. This new publication by Leon Nigrosh, who focused on pottery in his two earlier books, Claywork: Form and Idea in Ceramic Design and Low Fire: Other Ways to Work in Clay, shifts his ceramic attention to sculptural processes and products, although sculpturally oriented pottery is also much in evidence. While emphasis is on contemporary expression, traditional and historical forms are included in the many photographs featured on almost every page of this idea-intensive resource. Twenty-two color photographs of contemporary ceramic sculpture complement the ten chapters that deal with clay bodies, forming processes, surface treatments and firing information. A concluding chapter features suggestion to enable ceramists to obtain public and private commissions for their creative work. Safety information, an extensive twelve-page glossary, bibliography, clay body and glaze recipes and appendices with suppliers' addresses, and firing tables complete this outstanding resource for all instructional levels.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1991
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