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More than 6,000 years ago, ancient civilizations discovered that terracotta was an ideal material for making simple pots; today, it is still highly valued for the production of decorative glazed wares and unglazed garden pots. In Gardenware, potter Martin Lungley first explores the history of terracotta and then shows, through clear instructions and sequential color photos, how to get the best from this wonderfully versatile material. Gardenware covers the selection and preparation of local clays, throwing and decorating, press molding, the production of working molds, and all the specialized techniques involved in the creation of garden pots. Illustrated in color throughout, and with ample step-by-step instruction, this is a unique guide for potters of all levels.