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Salt Spring Potters Guild Library

One benefit of being a member of the guild is having access to our extensive library. This page lists the books in our entire collection as of March 31, 2022, organized into various categories. 

Pottery General Information and Techniques

Ceramics: A potter’s Handbook by Glenn C. Nelson


Ceramics by Phiip Rawson. (2 copies)


The Ceramic Process by European Ceramic Work Centre, Anton Reijnders


Finding One’s Way With Clay by Paulus Berensohn


Functional Pottery, Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose by Robin Hopper


Pottery: Form and Expression by Marguerite Wildenhain


Ceramics, Projects to Practice and Inspire by Steve Mattison


Potter’s Directory of Shape and Form by Neal French


Throwing Large by Nic Collins


Claywork, Form and Idea in Ceramic Design by Leon I. Nigrosh


Ceramics: Shape and Surface by Lana Wilson


The Extruder Book by Daryl E. Baird


Handbuilding, Pottery Masterclass by Josie Warshaw


Hand-Building Techniques by Joaquim Chavarria


Handbuilt Ceramics by Kathy Triplett


Hand-Formed Ceramics, Creating Form and Surface by Richard Zakin


Clay: Hand Building by Maurice Sapiro


Handbuilding Ceramic Forms by Elsbeth S. Woody


Wall Pieces by Dominique Bivar Segurado


Hand Made Tiles, Designing Making Decorating by Frank Giorgini


Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze  by Jane Perryman


The Figure in Clay by Lark Books


The Portrait in Clay by Peter Rubino


Modeling the Head in Clay by Bruno Lucchesi and Margit Malmstrom


Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure by Edouard Lanteri


Sculptural Ceramics by Ian Gregory


Sculpture: Principles and Practice by Louis Slobodkin


Sculpting Made Easy – The Barjansky Method of Figure and Portrait Sculpture by Outline by Catherine Barjansky


Ceramic Sculpture, Methods & Processes by John B. Kenny


TransFormations Ceramics 2005 by Carol E. Mayer


Paper Clay for Ceramic Sculptors by Rosette Gault


Paperclay Art and Practice by Rosette Gault


500 Ceramic Sculptures by Lark Crafts. (2 copies)

Glaze Technology and Techniques

Colour in Glazes by Linda Bloomfield


Ceramics: Shape and Surface by Lana Wilson


Surface Design for Ceramics  by Maureen Mills


Resist and Masking Techniques  by Peter Beard (2 copies)


Slips and Slipware. By Anthony Phillips


Glazes and Glazing Techniques by Greg Daly – 2 copies


Mastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy


The Ceramic Spectrum by Robin Hopper


Ceramic Formulas by John W. Conrad


The Potter’s Book of Glaze Recipies by Emmanuel Cooper


Copper Red Glazes by Robert Tichane


Ceramic Glazes by Parmelee


The Complete potter – Lusters by Margery Clinton


The potter’s Palette by Christine Constant & Steve Ogden


Ceramic Style by John Hinchcliffe & Wendy Barber


Luster for China Painters and Potters by Heather Tailor


The Potter’s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques by Frank Hamer


Contemporary Pottery Decoration by John Gibson. 


Image Transfer on Clay by Paul Andrew Wandless


China Paint & Overglaze by Paul Lewing

Kilns & Kiln Firing for the Craft Potter by H. Fraser

Biography, History,

Narrative in Clay by Judy Weeden


Robin Hopper Ceramics by Robin Hopper


The Life and Art of David Marshall by Monika Ullmann


Studio Ceramics in Canada by Gail Crawford


Back to the Land, Ceramics from Vancouver Island by Diane Carr & Nancy Janovicek


Early Canadian Pottery by Donald Webster


Nineteenth Century Pottery and Porcelain in Canada by Elizabeth Collard


Tile Art, A history of Decorative Ceramic Tiles


500 Tiles by Lark Crafts


500 Teapots by Lark Books


500 Bowls by Lark Books


500 Raku by Lark Crafts


The Unknown Craftsman – A Japanese Insight into Beauty by Soetsu Yanagi


Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics by Masakazu Kusakabe and Marc Lancet


Contemporary Clay – Japanese ceramics for the New Century by Joe Earle


Artes De Mexico – Mata Ortiz Ceramica


Oaxacan Ceramics – Traditional Folk Art by Oaxacan Women by Lois Wasserspring


The Potters & Potteries of Bennington by John Spargo


Brickworks by Gwen Heeny


Homespun Ceramics by Arlene and Paul H. Greaser


Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person by M. C. Richards


The Culture of Craft by Peter Dormer


Kiln – Formed Glass by Brenda Griffith


Advanced Glassworking Techniques by Edward T. Schmid


Kiln Fired Glass by Boyce Lundstrom


Contemporary Fused Glass by Brad Walker


Contemporary Warm Glass by Brad Walker


Warm Glass by Philippa Beveridge, Ignasi Domenech, Eva Pascual   (2 copies)


Kiln Crafting – Hot Tips for Fusing and Slumping Glass by Gil Reynolds

Photographs, Videos

Vicent Massey Workshop Photos


Lana Wilson Workshop


Potters Christmas Potluck 2006


Jeannie Mah Workshop Photos


Handbuilt Forms with Soft Slabs   with Liz Zlot Summerfield


Masking and Decorating for surface depth.  with Lisa Orr


Layered Surfaces.   with.  Erin Furimsky


Friederike Rahn Workshop Photos


Glazing and Decorating Pottery.  with  Nan Rothwell


Elements of Form.  Robin Hopper


Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons


Lana Wilson workshop


Vincent Massey Workshop


Jeannie Mah Workshop

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