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Pinch Your Pottery: The Art & Craft of Making Pinch Pots; 35 Beautiful Projects to Hand-Form from Clay

An excellent guide to pinch pottery, with appealing projects.

Conscious Crafts: Pottery: 20 Mindful Makes To Reconnect Head, Heart & Hands

Though the title is misleading (pottery usually refers to pieces made from earthenware or stoneware clay, that have been glazed and fired to vitrification for functional use), it contains fun decorative projects for both adults and children.

My Life as a Potter: Stories and Techniques

A wonderful look into the life of a potter. Not a beginners’ how-to guide, but definitely of interest to those who share a passion for clay.

Painting Florals with Gouache: An Introduction to Creating Beautiful Botanical Artwork

For anyone wishing to explore their artistic side, this is a solid addition to the genre of simple, well-guided instructional art books.

Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes: 30 Eye-Catching Scenes Anyone Can Master

This solid, simple introduction to painting with watercolors can help beginning and veteran artists alike, whether they are learning in a classroom or following the path of self-instruction.

The Art of Kintsugi: Learning the Japanese Craft of Beautiful Repair

While the topic and how to instructions are adequately covered, pairing this with other, more advanced books on the art form would be recommended.


Murder Comes To Call

This English cozy is perfect for fans of female detectives and mysteries set in quaint English villages.

Grayson Perry

Perry is a singular artist with an unusual perspective of the world around him. This updated edition of a 2009 volume is a very thorough study of one particular artist but it may have a limited audience.

Learn To Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings: Pick Up the Skills, Put on the Paint, Hang Up Your Art

Any novice painter should be able to complete each project in this guide and be proud of what they accomplished.

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