Section 1: Health and Safety - Important information on how to look after yourself in your mini studio, before embarking on your pottery journey
Section 2: Tools and Techniques - Exhaustive chapter on the essentials of pottery making; from the tools you'll need to key pottery methods used around the world
Section 3: Themes - Peter Cosentino explores the myriad styles famous ceramicists use for their work, from organic and purely decorative forms to the beautifully humble functional pieces used in the home
Peter Cosentino is an Italian-born teacher and potter, with many years' experience in ceramics. Trained in art and design at Worcester College of Education, he taught in secondary schools until 1979, when he left teaching to set up his pottery workshop and gallery, Gallery 21, in Yardley, Birmingham. Since then he has sold his collection of designs in the UK and internationally, held exhibitions across the midlands and north of England, and is a member of both The Midland Potters Association and Northants Guild of Artist Craftsmen.
In addition, Peter has written numerous articles and books on the subject of pottery; his work has featured in Ceramic Review and www.theceramicartist.com, and his books include Creative Pottery (Ebury Press) and The Potters' Project Book (Headline Press). The first edition of this book achieved global success, and has been sold and translated in over 10 different countries.
Peter lives in Northamptonshire, UK.