Breathe new life into your pottery with some of the scores of ideas in Robin Hopper’s Making Marks, the most complete book available on the subject. And not only that, but Hopper demonstrates many of the techniques in his 3-hour Making Marks DVD so you’ll quickly master new decorations that will make your next pots the best ever. With this outstanding book and DVD, you get an entire course on decorating in a single package with enough great ideas to last a lifetime

 

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Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface – The Book

 

 

The ultimate reference

With scores of ways to decorate your work, where do you begin? You can carve or add clay, brush on slips or dip glazes, raku or pit fire — there are so many ways to decorate pottery at every stage of the process that it’s hard to know where to start! If you’ve wanted to try out some new decorating ideas, this is the only source you’ll need. Robin Hopper’s comprehensive treasure trove of ideas, tips and techniques for decorating your work is the result of more than 40 years of experience — the ultimate reference for decorating pottery.

 

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Every trick in the book

Making Marks contains hundreds of tips and techniques for decorating your work at every stage of the ceramic process. From working with wet to leather-hard clay to bisque and even altering the surface during post-firing, this book covers it all. As the world’s most renowned author of books on clay, Robin shares his decades of experience and dedication to research to provide the most complete book anywhere on ceramic surface treatments.

 

 

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Surfaces that work

Making Marks is all about creating the surfaces you want. If you lack basic design skills or know little about drawing and color, this book covers it. If you’re missing information on techniques, Robin discusses scores of them. If you’re stuck for ideas, Robin sorted through 20,000 images to find 300 phenomenal ceramic works to illustrate techniques that are sure to inspire you.

   
An essential tool

You’ll find Making Marks indispensable for learning the fundamentals of design and color, techniques for clay pigments and glazes, as well as firing and post-firing decorating tips. From your original concept through the entire making process, Robin illustrates how you can successfully treat the surfaces. This book is one of the essential tools every studio should have.

 

 

   
The scope of this book is so great that there is not only a lot of information to absorb but also something for every potter to learn. While less-experienced students will enjoy browsing through the pages for ideas, teachers will treasure the book both for its comprehensiveness and the obvious experience of this seasoned artist. — Sumi von Dassow

 

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Making Marks: Ceramic Surface Decoration – The DVD

 

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Robin Hopper’s Making Marks DVD perfectly complements his extraordinary book. This 3-hour DVD contains six 30-minute programs where Robin demonstrates many of the techniques described in the book, and allows you to see exactly how the decorations are done. The programs progress from decorating techniques for soft and leather-hard clays, through brush-work and glazing methods for bisque ware, and finally to the effects of various firing methods. You’ll find many creative ideas presented including working processes, tools, close-ups of surface details, and many examples of finished pieces.

 

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A workshop in your studio

Trained as a painter (even as an actor!) and with more than 40 years of pottery experience, Robin Hopper’s comprehensive DVD on decorating is second to none. You’ll benefit from his experience of conducting scores of workshops as he anticipates your questions and thoroughly describes each process. This DVD is the next best thing to having Robin at your side in the studio, but maybe even better, since you’ll find yourself returning to the DVD over and over again to refresh and refine your skills.

 

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