InÂ Conscious Crafts: Pottery, maker Lucy DavidsonÂ reveals the meditative nature of working with clay and its wellbeing benefits for slowing down, creativityÂ and mindfulness.
Making is mindfulness made practical, and pottery is a popularÂ meditative craft. Drawing on the traditions of hand making, Lucy has createdÂ 20 modern makesÂ with air dry and polymer clay –Â all without the need for a wheel or kiln:Â imperfect pots; coasters; necklace beads; abstract earrings; terrazzo-style bracelets; bird brooches; pinch pot tea holders; light pull; incense holder; botanical & feather wall hangings; festive decorations; potted herb markers; clay ‘leaf’ bowls; plant hanger pots; indoor planters; miniature bunting; serving dishes; and seaside vases.Â She shares the basic techniquesÂ toÂ potteryÂ and showsÂ how these can be exploredÂ and personalizedÂ for different projects, as well asÂ making your own clay and memories.
CleanÂ photography,Â contemporary illustrationÂ andÂ heart-affirming textÂ are beautifully mixed together to celebrateÂ art of making for a handmade future.
Packed withÂ inspiring ideasÂ andÂ practical guidance,Â Conscious Crafts: PotteryÂ gives you the raw skills to get started with this fulfilling craft, and showsÂ how the pottery experience and the satisfaction of creatingÂ your own unique makesÂ can createÂ happiness.
TheÂ Conscious Crafts seriesÂ places mindfulness and well-being at the heart of making. Picking out proven meditative crafts and bespoke authors, these practical, contemporary guides are an inviting introduction to reconnecting head, heart, and hands.
Also available from the series:Â Conscious Crafts: Quilting/Knitting/Whittling.