This book is intended as a guide for anyone who wants to use clay while working with people who have special needs. These needs can range from temporary disabilities to permanent disabilities, such as blindness, mental illnesses and personality problems. Claire Botterill discusses clays, techniques such as coiling and throwing, and the various tools and equipment that are needed. She also explains which techniques are most suitable for various groups and shows how to modify methods and projects to suit particular cases. The author also includes many projects that can act as a starting point for people working in this field.
About the Author
Claire Botterill has been a studio potter for over 25 years. During that time she has set up potteries at a number of hospitals and day centres. It was working in these centres where she developed her ideas and apaproaches to working with clay and people.