The Ceramics Design Course

Principles - Practices - Techniques


The ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics, with a focus on design themes and principles of balance and form


ISBN: 9780500286890 Category:

Anthony Quinn


Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on design themes and principles of balance and form, it also includes instruction in studio techniques for rendering ideas a reality.

Step-by-step tutorials explain each stage of the process – from working out a brief and seeking inspiration to drawing up structural plans and developing the design.

Real-life case studies and hands-on assignments allow you to explore both practical and aesthetic considerations, and you will find trouble-shooting tips and advice on professional practice.

Whether your aim is to create utilitarian, hard-wearing pots or decorative pieces of fine art, this unique book provides the inspiration and the skills to design ceramics with flair.

Additional information

Weight 596 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 22 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 11 October 2007
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.1 x 22 cm
Weight 596 g


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Anthony Quinn has a successful design consultancy, working across a range of materials such as ceramics, glass, wood and metal. His client base includes Wedgwood, Debenhams, Leeds Pottery, Design Ideas and British Airways.