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Publish date, June 23rd, 2020

This book is for potters looking to explore and gain new skills. I encourage you to jump right in. Start thinking of cylinders and slabs as a starting place—building blocks that can be altered, added onto, or combined in many ways. In this book, you’ll find playful, technique-based projects that will hone your skills on everything from altering and attachments to molds and templates. Try your hand at creating an asymmetrical curving vase or hand-build a teapot spout from a soft slab! Learn how to pick and choose between wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques to get the outcome you want. Venture off the beaten path and use these techniques and projects as inspiration. This is your journey!

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ISBN: 978-1-63159-825-8
Creative Pottery, Quarry Books @quartocreates
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Writings and Publication Inclusions:


What Makes a Potter: Functional Pottery in America by Janet Koplos
Ceramics Monthly
, Collaborative Companions, by Eric Botbyl and Justin Rothshank, pgs 47-9 and glaze end notes page… Originally published in March 2019 issue of CM, Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.


2019 Ceramic Arts Yearbook, Deborah Schwartzkopf: Ceramic Artist of the Year, Originally published in 2018 supplement to the October CM & PMI, Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
Ceramics Monthly
, Waste into Want, May, 2017, Originally published in May 2018 issue of CM, Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
Seattle Magazine, Babirusa Welcomes New Chef, May 30th, 2018, Art to Table CSA Pictured
Ceramics Monthly, Build or BUST!Originally published in Jan 2018 issue of CM, pages 38-44 Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.


Pottery Making Illustrated, The Cat's Meow, Originally published in Pottery Making Illustrated, Sept/Oct, 2017. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission."
Professional Artist Magazine, Use Social Media to Inspire Your Art, June/ July
Ceramics Monthly, The Object of Objective Clay, February, by Joe Molinaro
Red Clay Rambler, 167: Oesterritter, Peltzman, Allen, and Schwartzkopf on Objective Clay, January


Red Clay Rambler: Episode #159, Deb Schwartzkopf- On Cultivating the Perfect Studio Space
KC StudioClay for All, March/ April Vol VIII Issue 2
Seattle MagazineShelter, May, Pg 61
Island ArtsIn the Gallery, October


Red Clay Rambler: Episode #140  . Allen, Godfrey, & Schwartzkopf- On the Emergence of the Online Pot
American Craft MagazineLet it Grow by Julie Hanus
Ceramics MonthlyDeborah Schwartzkopf & George Rodriguez: Studio Visit
Pottery Making IllustratedDramatic Darting January
Ceramic Arts Handbook Series, Throwing Techniques, Edited by Bill Jones, pgs 78-83
Pottery Making IllustratedA Sauce Boat with Simple Seams, pgs 40-43
Complete Guide to Electric Kiln Ceramics, Frederick Bartolovick


The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, John Britt, Lark Books
American iPottery, an ipad app by Kevin Hulch
500 Teapots Volume II, Lark Books, pgs 161, 380
American Craft BlogDeborah Schwartzkopf's Shapely Ceramics, by Danielle Maestretti January


Lark Books500 Teapots Vol 2, Pgs. 161, 380
Jennifer Allen's BlogPotter of the Month: Deb Schwartzkopf, December
Pottery Making Illustrated, Kaleidoscope Lines: Covered Jars, May/ June Issue
Ceramics Monthly,  Spotlight on Objective Clay, Lindsay Oesterritter interviewed, June/ July/ August
Objective Clay BlogA Lasting InfluenceJuly


Ceramics Arts Yearbook and Annual Buyers GuideUtilitarian Clay VI, Pgs 16-17
Fusion:Ceramic Clay and Glass,  Deb Schwartzkopf and Fong Choo, Vol 36 No1, Pgs 10, 11, 25
Pottery Making IllustratedJust Dessert, Jan/ Feb Issue 


YouTube Pottery VideoMaking Interesting Mug Shapes
Pieces and Parts: Complex Forms from Handbuilt and Wheel thrown Parts,
Ceramic Arts Daily  Full Length Educational DVD 
NCECA JournalEmotions and Communication in Form, Volume 32, Pgs 30 & 132
Green and Gold News, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alumni Profile: Deborah Schwartzkopf
Seattle WeeklyThe Confectioner May, 25th
Idaho Mountain ExpressMeet a Master of Clay June 8th, 2011, Pg C1


Ceramics MonthlyDeborah Schwartzkopf: Full Circle, by Molly Hatch February
Pottery Making IllustratedFor the Birds, by Deborah Schwartzkopf, Feb/ March
Lark Books, 500 Vases


Studio PotterColor in Counterpoint, VOL 35, pg 68, ISSN 0091-6641
Ceramic Excellence, 2005-2006, Blossoming Geometries, pgs 1-2, by Melissa G. Post
Ceramics Monthly, Aug/ Sept,  “A Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, The Archie Bray and the Jentel...” pg 39-41
Ceramics Monthly, May, “Emerging Artist”
Clay Times, April, “The Gallery” pg. 60
Ceramics Monthly, February, “Up Front” pg 20.


Lark Books, 500 Cups

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