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by Karin Hessenberg

Potters seeking a fresh market for their pieces need look no further than out the studio door to the garden and lawn. Gardening is the No. 1 hobby among Americans today. Enthusiasts spend many hours and a great deal of money to maintain beautiful lawns and gardens. Todays potters can fill this new market need by creating ceramic pieces that combine the beauty of pottery with the splendor of the outdoors.

This book presents the work of a group of international ceramists who share the pieces theyve created for outdoor use and discuss the special considerations of making them, including how to weatherproof and transport, how to make and install oversize pieces, and how to solve durability and vandalism issues.

-Thrown pots, handbuilt pots & planters, pots as ornaments. -Birdbaths, sundials, lanterns, fountains & water features. -Tables, benches & stools. -Architectural features. -Figurative & abstract sculpture.

Download Ceramics for Gardens & Landscapes epub
ISBN: 0873415787
ISBN13: 978-0873415781
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Author: Karin Hessenberg
Language: English
Publisher: Krause Publ (February 1, 2000)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1212 kb
FB2 size: 1442 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 210
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I was disappointed with this book. There is some lovely work illustrated and the biographies of the artists doing the work are comprehensive, but as a newcomer to doing work for outdoor installations I would have preferred more "how-to" information. For instance, there is no chapter on how to deal with the freeze-thaw cycle; you can glean some information from many of the artists about the techniques they use, but it is not organized as a comprehensive topic. The information about the mechanics for making a fountain is sketchy at best--basically, it's determined to be hard to do and must be figured out on a trial-and-error basis.
Took forever to get here, first time that ever happened when ordering a book. not at all what I expected, potter after potter making big pots for the garden, no fountains, tables, sculptures, nothing. very disappointing and boring.
this book is meant to be read and inspirational...not instructional. Potters reviewed are UK based, so clay and supplies mentioned are not necessarily available in US ceramic supply companies.
Karin Hessenberg has done a wonderful job of pulling together enough photos, ideas and techniques to get the ceramic artist started in this technically difficult medium. Accompanying photos,schematic drawings and lists of materials needed are a welcome resource without overdooing the amount of steps in each project. I have found that resource books like this must fill 2 needs for me. One; to inspire me with wonderful examples of each art form by a variety of artists and, two; information enough to help me with technical problems I might not know about but, without giving me a step by step that fills up the book. I really do like to look at the pretty pictures!
A bit heavy on biographical sketches for my taste, but the bios will be of interest to students of art history. Most bios are followed by a section on "Techniques" containing very useful details, but since the book is organized by ceramists, there is no quick way to find the technical info you are looking for. Well-written and good for casually browsing.
Offers an excellent visual guide to outdoor and garden ceramics and a nice insight into the minds behind these strange and beautiful things. If you're looking for an inspirational book, this works. If you're like me and are always looking for more tips and demos, you'll find it's a little on the thin side.