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Pottery And Ceramics

Author : Liza Gardner
ISBN : 1853688681
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Pinch, coil, turn, wedge, and throw a gorgeous piece of clay pottery. This introduction to one of the oldest decorative arts illustrates all the techniques for construction and design, complete with patterns to trace and a full-color gallery of awe-inspiring creations. Learn to use the full range of equipment for constructing and decorating--and get some money-saving hints on substitutes: an expired credit card, for example, makes a great smoothing tool! There are also tips on kilns; choosing the right wheel; buying clay; and modeling, glazing, and firing. See how to incorporate found objects with plaster casting--a great and easy technique for creating detailed designs when you're not a skilled sculptor. Try making one of eleven projects: a fabulous Four Fish Salad Bowl (the extended rim of the bow has the silhouette of the fishes' fins); a sunny pitcher on a stand decorated with oranges and foliage; a painted plate with rich red roses; a Theater Clock with a star-cloth backdrop; and a Wisteria Platter inspired by a medieval stone carving. And especially for beginners: an incredibly simple-to-do Sunflower Vase that doesn't even require a kiln! Plus 5 more that are fun to do. 96 pages (all in color), 7 1/2 x 10 1/2.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Pottery And Ceramics

Author : Joanna Wissinger
ISBN : UOM:39015032355409
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Since its birth at the turn of the century, the Arts and Crafts style - with its uncompromising workmanship and simple elegance - has enhanced home design. Today, the genre is experiencing a dramatic renaissance, and its admirers are bringing the timeless beauty of the Arts and Crafts style into their homes with renewed enthusiasm. Pottery and Ceramics illustrates just two exciting facets of the movement, taking the reader on a compelling, inspirational, and previously unexplored visual journey.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Making Pottery And Ceramics How To Make Ceramics And Pottery Of Your Own With Quality Clay And A Potter S Wheel An Illustrated Guide Book

Author : Henry Leighton
ISBN : 0359030831
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Experienced potter Henry Leighton has spent years creating potteries and ceramic objects of his own and for others: this is his practical, all-encompassing guide, complete with step-by-step illustrations. A brilliant introduction to making pottery by hand, this book introduces the reader at first to the philosophy and notions of design possessed by every good potter. When is making quality earthenware an art form, and when it is simple manufacture of a product? What distinguishes ordinary pottery from porcelain? The book delves into the materials and clay necessary, and the methods and distinctions in crafting. Important qualities such as the porosity and plasticity of clay, and the various kinds of clay useful for making quality earthenware, are discussed. We're also instructed how, and in what proportions, we should mix clay to achieve an ideal consistency for either earthenware or porcelain.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Pottery And People

Author : James M. Skibo
ISBN : 9780874805772
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This volume emphasizes the complex interactions between ceramic containers and people in past and present contexts. Pottery, once it appears in the archaeological record, is one of the most routinely recovered artifacts. It is made frequently, broken often, and comes in endless varieties according to economic and social requirements. Moreover, even in shreds ceramics can last almost forever, providing important clues about past human behavior. The contributors to this volume, all leaders in ceramic research, probe the relationship between humans and ceramics. Here they offer new discoveries obtained through traditional lines of inquiry, demonstrate methodological breakthroughs, and expose innovative new areas for research. Among the topics covered in this volume are the age at which children begin learning pottery making; the origins of pottery in the Southwest U.S., Mesoamerica, and Greece; vessel production and standardization; vessel size and food consumption patterns; the relationship between pottery style and meaning; and the role pottery and other material culture plays in communication. Pottery and People provides a cross-section of the state of the art, emphasizing the complete interactions between ceramic containers and people in past and present contexts. This is a milestone volume useful to anyone interested in the connections between pots and people.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Southeast Asian Ceramics

Author : John N. Miksic
ISBN : 9789814260138
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Southeast Asia is known to many as a region teeming with tourist destinations, economic opportunities and ex-colonies, but a lesser known facet is its colourful and myriad cultures in which ceramics form an integral part of the social fabric. Focusing primarily on the Classical Period (8001500 CE), this book views ancient Southeast Asian culture through the lens of ceramic production and trade, influenced but not completely overshadowed by its powerful neighbour, China. In this landmark publication, which accompanied the exhibition of the same name, noted archaeologist and scholar John N. Miksic constructs a vivid picture of the development of Southeast Asias unique ceramics. Along with three contributing authors Pamela M.Watkins, Dawn F. Rooney and Michael Flecker he summarizes the fruits of their research over the last forty years, beginning in Singapore with the founding of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society (SEACS) in 1969. The result is a comprehensive and insightful overview of the technology, aesthetics and organization, both economic and political, of seemingly diverse territories in pre-colonial Southeast Asia. It is essential reading for all those with an interest in the economic history of the region, and also for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the brilliant but too often underestimated material culture of Southeast Asia.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Global Clay

Author : John A. Burrison
ISBN : 9780253031891
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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For over 25,000 years, humans across the globe have shaped, decorated, and fired clay. Despite great differences in location and time, universal themes appear in the world’s ceramic traditions, including religious influences, human and animal representations, and mortuary pottery. In Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions, noted pottery scholar John A. Burrison explores the recurring artistic themes that tie humanity together, explaining how and why those themes appear again and again in worldwide ceramic traditions. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 full-color, cross-cultural illustrations of ceramics from prehistory to the present. Providing an introduction to different styles of folk pottery, extensive suggestions for further reading, and reflections on the future of traditional pottery around the world, Global Clay is sure to become a classic for all who love art and pottery and all who are intrigued by the human commonalities revealed through art.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Beginner S Guide To Pottery And Ceramics

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : 178221559X
Genre : CRAFTS & HOBBIES
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Clay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since prehistoric times. With this practical guidebook, learn all the skills you need to start creating your own beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorate and fire your clay vessels with myriad textures, using methods such as inlays, slips, sgraffito, feathering, burnishing and resist. Following the impressive projects inside, you can put your new-found skills into practice and develop your creativity.
Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Pottery And The Archaeologist

Author : Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology Martin Millett
ISBN : 9781315422282
Genre : Social Science
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Collection of research papers concerning ceramic and ceramic analysis for archaeologists.
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The Art Of Ceramics

Author : Howard Coutts
ISBN : 9780300083873
Genre : Art
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The great age of European ceramic design began around 1500 and ended in the early nineteenth century with the introduction of large-scale production of ceramics. This beautiful book is the first complete history of European ceramic design and decoration during this period, presenting it not only in art-historical terms but also in the context of the era's social, cultural, economic and scientific developments. Howard Coutts considers the main stylistic trends - Renaissance, Mannerism, Oriental, Rococo and Neoclassicism - as they were represented in such products as Italian Maiolica, Dutch Delftware, Meissen and Sevres porcelain, Staffordshire, and Wedgwood pottery. He pays close attention to changes in eating habits over the period, particularly the layout of a formal dinner. And he discusses such fascinating topics as the development of ceramics as room decoration, the transmission of images via prints, fashion and marketing of ceramics and other luxury goods, and the intellectual background to Neo-Classicism. Comprehensive, engrossing, and lavishly illustrated, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in ceramics and their history.
Category: Art

Ceramic Bygones

Author : Robert Copeland
ISBN : UVA:X004481887
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This book examines some of the many ceramic wares that in earlier days would have been found in a great many homes.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Ceramic Technology For Potters And Sculptors

Author : Yvonne Hutchinson Cuff
ISBN : 0812213777
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Demonstrates the technology involved in making and firing ceramics.
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Pottery In The Making

Author : British Museum
ISBN : UOM:39015041758866
Genre : Ceramics
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Starting with the basic question, What is pottery?, this work investigates why and how ceramics have been made throughout the world ever since humans first began manipulating clay during the Stone Age, over 12,000 years ago. Drawing on the ceramic collections of the British Museum, and the work of its scientific staff, 25 contributors examine the evidence for more than 30 pottery traditions. These range from prehistoric Japan, ancient Egypt, and pre-Hispanic Peru through classical Greece, Ming China and medieval and Renaissance Europe, right up to contemporary Africa and India.
Category: Ceramics

Antique Trader Pottery Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide

Author : Paul Kennedy
ISBN : 9781440239724
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Ceramic Showcase Whether your favorite piece comes from a mid-century modern ceramic line, lovely Victorian porcelain, or the many variations of fine art pottery, you'll find them beautifully displayed in the new edition of Antique Trader Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly creative works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of Red Wing, this striking reference covers the fine to the finctional in all its glory - and value. Created specifically to serve the needs of a wide variety of collectors, dealers, and those who simply enjoy ceramics, Antique Trader Pottery & Ceramics features more than 1,500 color images, descriptions, and prices. Coupled with maker marks and vital historical information, the seventh edition offers a helfpul yet sublime guide to a gloriously diverse and splendid world.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Handmade Pottery At Home

Author : Frida Anthin Broberg
ISBN : 1446303462
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Have you always wanted to know how to make pottery but been daunted by the techniques or put off by expensive equipment? This book includes everything you need to know to make beautiful pottery by hand in your own home. Learn to create pots, plates, bowls, mugs, candle holders, trays, jugs and much more - all without a potter's wheel. Packed with tips, techniques and inspiration, you'll be inspired by the beautiful photography and practical projects. Every design is accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrated instructions so professional results are easy to achieve. And when you've finished making your piece, you don't even need your own kiln - simply pop along to one of the numerous pottery cafes to fire it!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ceramic Makers Marks

Author : Erica Gibson
ISBN : 9781315432403
Genre : Social Science
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Erica Gibson’s comprehensive guide provides a much-needed catalogue of ceramic makers' marks of British, French, German, and American origin found in North American archaeological sites. Consisting of nearly 350 marks from 112 different manufacturers from the mid-19th through early 20th century, this catalog provides full information on both the history of the mark and its variants, as well as details about the manufacturer. A set of indexes allow for searches by manufacturer, location, mark elements, and common words used. This guide will be of interest not only to historical archaeologists, but material culture specialists, collectors, museum professionals, students, art historians, and others interested in ceramics.
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Mojave Pottery Mojave People

Author : Jill Leslie McKeever Furst
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110364796
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Discusses the history of the Mojave people and life within Mojave culture, and presents the ceramics created to enhance and illustrate daily life.
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The Penland Book Of Ceramics

Author : Lark Books
ISBN : 1600592759
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Br>A wealth of ideas and works from top ceramists who have taught at the prestigious Penland School of Crafts make this book an indispensable resource. These ten talented artists, well known and respected for the particular techniques they have mastered, demonstrate their methods in a series of instructive photographs. They also discuss their interest and affinity with different influences and methods, and present work by other artists whose work they admire. Stunning art, innovative techniques, and thoughtful personal essays illustrate the breadth of contemporary ceramic practice for both artists and collectors. Ten of the finest ceramists in the field-all of whom have taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina-here offer master classes in a clay technique for which they are well known. Photographs and insightful commentary capture the skilled, innovative, and sometimes surprising ways they work and think. Youll learn as much about their materials and processes as you do about their influences and aspirations. Clara "Kitty" Couch creates one of her signature large, coil-built terra cotta pots, showing how form and process mature together. Angelica Pozo makes tiles with her own template method, then shows how to build up a relief surface and add vitreous glaze painting to it. Michael Sherrill demonstrates techniques he uses to extrude and carve porcelain forms that become components of his ceramic sculpture. Tom Spleth illustrates mold making, from carving the original plaster form to building the molds to realizing a finished slip-cast porcelain assemblage. Linda Arbuckle demonstrated with her majolica brushwork technique how she marries functional form and decorative surface. Nick Joerling alters his wheel-thrown vessels with straightforward cutting and reshaping methods. Cynthia Bringle shares how she joins wheel-thrown sections to make very large vessels. Joe Bova creates a joined pair of realistic relief sculptures of human forms from clay slabs. Sergei Isopov builds a figurative slab sculpture, then demonstrates his techniques for detailed narrative underglaze illustration. Mary Barringer marks and unifies clay surfaces with rich slip and textural surface treatments on functional forms. Also, a gallery of complementary work from other artists provides additional inspiration. Content: Introduction by Jean W. McLaughlin, Director of Penland School of Crafts The Artists Clara "Kitty" Couch Technique: Coil-Building Vessels "Contemplative Coilings" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Angelica Pozo Technique: Making & Decorating Tiles "Tile Making: One Approach, Plus a Recipe for Potato Salad" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Michael Sherrill Technique: Carving Extrusions "A Maker of Things" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Tom Spleth Technique: Mold Making & Slip Casting "Slip Casting, or Romancing the Plaster" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Linda Arbuckle Technique: Majolica "Shamelessly Decorative" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Nick Joerling Technique: Altering Wheel-Thrown Forms "The Altered Pot" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Cynthia Bringle Technique: Throwing a Large Vessel "The Large (and Small) of Turning and Burning" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Joe Bova Technique: Slab Relief "Under the Skin" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Sergei Isupov Technique: Slab Building & Underglaze Painting "A Life in the Studio" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists Mary Barringer Technique: Slips & Surfaces "The Well-Built Surface" Hands On About the Artist Gallery of Invited Artists A Short History of Penland School of Crafts Acknowledgments Contributing Photographers Contributing Artists Index.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Ceramic Surface

Author : Matthias Ostermann
ISBN : 0812237013
Genre : Art
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Examines the work of two hundred ceramicists to provide an overview of techniques for creating ceramic pieces.
Category: Art

Pottery Basics

Author : Jacqui Atkin
ISBN : PSU:000058214480
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A guide to the basic tools, materials, and techniques of ceramics.
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