Start with a lump of clay and journey through the mind as seen from the point of view of the human hand. Visit matter of fact objects, pottery, tiles, architecture, world cultures. Then enter the realm of artists concerns, and beyond to most abstract ideas of contemporary quantum physics, computer avatars, philosophy and more. Naive to sophisticate readers will find a storehouse of trigger images for project possibilities delivered in a concise and easy to read format . Flip through hundreds of ideas and images on art, clay sculpture, pottery, tiles, paper clay ceramic (P'Clay(r)), design and mixed media for beginner to advanced makers. Teacher and parent friendly lesson plans supplied for self directed or art study, home school, community centre, formal school, college, university courses. Support for special needs students included.
Author, artist, inventor, Rosette Gault earned her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics (M.F.A.) in 1978 and has over 30 years worldwide classroom teaching experience at all levels. During service as an Artist in the Schools for Tacoma (WA) school district she lead 4 day hands on workshops in over 60 classrooms there. She also served as full time ceramics faculty of the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Most suggestions are based on assignments in courses she has taught. In addition she has been a guest lecturer at top art schools here and overseas. This is the book I was looking for to make my teaching job easier and to inspire anyone from any walk of life who is ready to advance in art by hand.