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Alternative Kilns Firing Techniques

Author : James C. Watkins
ISBN : 1579904556
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24.3 MB
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Ceramicists searching for new ways to fire their creations now have a wealth of options. Authors James Watkins and Paul Wandless, along with a group of distinguished artisans, demonstrate in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns. These clever devices make it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques. In addition to showing the basic procedures for using each kiln, easy-to-follow directions for many fast-fire methods unfold in color photographs: you’ll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application, and how to do traditional crackle-glaze raku and smoke finishes.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Raku Pit Barrel

Author : Anderson Turner
ISBN : 9781574982886
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 62.24 MB
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A collection of 28 carefully selected feature articles from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. This handbook is divided into three sections covering each of these popular topics. Within each section you'll be inspired by some of the most beautiful work now being produced in this field, as well as extensive how-to techniques and step-by-step instructions to help you duplicate the processes in your own studio.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Mastering Kilns And Firing

Author : Lindsay Oesterritter
ISBN : 9780760364895
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 65.33 MB
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Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic look of ash rivulets. In this book, Lindsay Oesterritter provides a crash course in the most accessible methods of alternative firing. Raku firing requires minimal equipment and can easily be fueled with a standard propane tank. Likewise, pit and barrel firing do not require much in the way of initial investment. Yet all these techniques provide an immediate glimpse into the magic of firing. Bright reds and blues, dramatic black and white crackle, even metallic luster are instantly possible. For more experienced potters and studios looking to offer more, Oesterritter also explores wood-fired kilns. Drawing on years of experience and extensive interviews with fellow wood-fire potters, there is no comparable resource on the market. Features on top potters working today get to the heart of specialty techniques and asides show firing variations and traditional kilns in different cultures around the world. A gallery of showstopping work from a diverse group of artists round out the package and inspire you to get started.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Low Firing And Burnishing

Author : Sumi von Dassow
ISBN : 9781408106365
Genre : Art
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This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. Many ancient cultures and contemporary potters use methods of low firing, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create a more natural finish. The advantages are that it can be done without a kiln using old dustbins, pits dug out of the earth, or bonfires, meaning that providing you have outdoor space, it can be done on a low budget. This book is a step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which focuses on how to do low firing and natural finishes, with many illustrations of beautiful work by contemporary makers. Chapters include burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.
Category: Art

When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
ISBN : 9781933392455
Genre : Reference
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"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.
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Surface Design For Ceramics

Author : Maureen Mills
ISBN : 9781579908447
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 34.59 MB
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This studio reference captures all the popular techniques available for embellishing clay, as well as a wealth of practical information and detailed images that lead readers through every phase of the design and decorating process.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375003
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Ceramics Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058784458
Genre : Ceramics
File Size : 65.85 MB
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Category: Ceramics

The Potter S Dictionary Of Materials And Techniques

Author : Frank Hamer
ISBN : 0713664088
Genre : Ceramic materials
File Size : 50.53 MB
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A dictionary of materials and techniques for craft potters. It covers the sources and character of materials, the behaviour of clays and glaze materials during forming and firing processes, forming methods and glaze construction, and explanations of terminology and historical developments.
Category: Ceramic materials