From Clay to Kiln

From Clay to Kiln by Stuart Carey

Softcover book

160 pages

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From Clay to Kiln by Stuart Carey

From Clay to Kiln is a must-have guide for anyone working with ceramics, from absolute beginners, weekend crafters and students, through to practising ceramicists. In this book, Stuart Carey invigorates and encourages you through all stages of the pottery process. Covering all the information you need about tools and materials, he takes you through preparation and hand building, throwing and finishing your vessel, to glazing and firing.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how clay works and how to apply your skills to the wheel and beyond. With simple step-by-step tutorials, clear visuals and Stuart’s helpful hints and tips, you can jump straight in with confidence and create a piece of pottery that marries beauty, form and function. Including stunningly beautiful photography throughout, this is a book to inspire.

About the Author

Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Stuart Carey had a ten year education in ceramics beginning with GCSE at school and culminating in an MA from the Royal College of art.

Since developing his tableware range his work has been stocked in many stores across the UK including CAA, the New Craftsmen, Conran and Maud & Mable. He has also developed an international following with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Goop’ taking up his range and a collaboration with Calvin Klien on a tableware collection for their Madison Ave store.

In 2015 Stuart was awarded the Homes and Gardens designer award for ‘Use of materials’ and The ELLE Decoration British Design Award for ‘Best craft maker’ which has seen him well covered in press. In addition to this Stuart regularly writes for publications such as Ceramic Review and has a strong stance on the redevelopment of the crafts which informs his writing and teaching practise.

Having worked on a limited collection with John Lewis as his first mass produced factory ware, in 2018 Stuart took a step back from the hand production of tableware to dedicate time to teaching and writing his first book ‘From Clay to Kiln’.

Recently Stuart has moved his private studio closer to home in South East London where he is developing a new, more conceptual body of work.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 27 × 21 × 1 cm


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