The Urban Potter


The Urban Potter


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Discover the slow, tactile art of hand-building ceramics and express yourself through the act of creating unique, timeless pieces for your home.

The Urban Potter teaches you how to make beautiful, one-off handcrafted pieces with simple, natural shapes and neutral tones. Ceramicist Emily Proctor’s unique, self-taught style embraces irregularity and asymmetry – here, there is no such thing as perfection, every piece is created through an authentic, intuitive process, with no wheel required.

The 24 step-by-step projects include functional homeware such as bowls, plates and vases, as well as other decorative accessories, and are ordered by difficulty, making this book suitable for anyone who wants to play with clay, from beginners through to more seasoned ceramicists.

For each project, Emily guides you through the whole process and explains all the techniques involved, from slabbing and pinching, to carving and glazing, while also fully leaning into the joys of slow ceramics and the mindful, patient nature of the art.

Published August 2023


Hardie Grant

Hardie Grant are the exclusive distributors of Australia’s leading independent publisher, Hardie Grant Publishing. They offer a wide range of quality books covering fashion, design, interiors, gift, pop culture, food and drink, children’s, novelty, travel and more.

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