Potter throwing on wheel


Ceramic Composition and Properties (Britannica Academic)
Ceramics and Pottery (Encyclopedia of Archaeology)
Chinese Pottery (Britannica Academic)
Pottery (1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization)
Japanese Pottery (Britannica Academic)
Pottery (Columbia Encyclopedia)
Pottery, Folk (Encyclopedia of American Folk Art)
Pottery, Greek (Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization)
Pottery, Southwestern Indian (New Encyclopedia of the American West)


Welcome to the Erickson Library's Ceramics subject guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources. 

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Books and eBooks

Books Held in the Library


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Book jacketCeramic Projects: Forming Techniques by Anderson Turner

Book jacketCeramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques by Anderson Turner

Book jacketHandbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master Timeless Techniques, Explore New Forms, Dig and Process Your Own Clay by Melissa Weiss

Book jacketPottery Making Techniques by Anderson Turner

Book jacketStudio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques by Anderson Turner

Book jacketSurface Decoration: Finishing Techniques by Anderson Turner

Book jacketThrowing & Handbuilding: Forming Techniques by Anderson Turner


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Journals / Magazines

American Indian Art Magazine (library has 1977-2015 in print)
Ceramics Monthly (library has last 10 years in print) | Available online

American Ceramic Society Bulletin
Glass & Ceramics (12 month delay)
Journal of the American Ceramic Society (12 month delay)
Pottery Making Illustrated


Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: ceramics, pottery, clay
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "pottery and techniques"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "ceramics or pottery"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "pottery making"
6. Use an asterisk* to search multiple endings, i.e. pott* will search pottery, potters, pottery wheel, etc.