The Ultimate Ceramic Artist's Guide to Glaze and Color

Author: Brian Taylor,Kate Doody

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764166426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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Potters of all levels will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today's leading ceramicists share the recipes behind their most stunning works of art. Includes more than 450 beautiful illustrations, technical how-to section, and detailed glossary.
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The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes

Glazing & Firing at Cones 4-7

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781454707776

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 191

View: 7123

According to Ceramics Monthly, most potters glaze their pieces at mid-range temperatures—and this complete studio guide eliminates the guesswork from the popular process. Along with hundreds of recipes, it explores mixing, application, specific firing and cooling cycles, and much more. See how to boost colors, achieve results that equal high-fire glazing, and stretch your boundaries with new techniques.
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Mastering Hand Building

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More

Author: Sunshine Cobb

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352739

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 6380

"Mastering Hand Building teaches everything you need to know about building with clay by hand, from the basics of coils and slabs through more complex form design"--
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Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters

Author: Ben Carter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 5999

"A book of advances wheel techniques and inspiration for potters who have basic skills but would like to learn more about throwing large forms, lids, handles, darting, and more"--
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Surface Decoration

Finishing Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574982907

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

View: 9508

Surface Decoration includes a wide variety of articles on many aspects of finishing ceramic art. Drawing primarily from articles published within the past 4 years, this book covers different techniques used at various stages in the ceramic process - during initial forming, leather-hard, bisqued, or after glaze firing. Discussions about brushes, glazing and glazes, recipes, embossing, sgraffito, brushwork, printing, patinas, roulettes, stamping, majolica, decals, stains, resists, slips, china painting, stencils, faux finishes, and more.
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Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen

das verborgene Erbe der Familie Ephrussi

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423142120

Category: Art

Page: 349

View: 5771

Anhand kleiner japanischer Kunstfiguren, die in einer Bankiersfamilie in Paris, Wien und Tokyo von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurden, wird das Leben der jüdischen Oberschicht vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis nach dem 2. Weltkrieg rekonstruiert.
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The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes

Author: John Britt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592164

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 6462

"With recipes for mixing, testing, applying, and firing hundreds of high-fire glazes, this fully illustrated reference will help all ceramists gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors that make them work."--Book Jacket.
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Keramik und Mixed-Media

Author: Joy Bosworth,Anne-Kathrein Erban

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932673054


Page: 112

View: 2040

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The Ceramics Bible

The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Author: Louisa Taylor

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101620

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 900

Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.
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A Guide to the Knowledge of Pottery, Porcelain, and Other Objects of Vertu

Comprising an Illustrated Catalogue of the Bernal Collection of Works of Art, with the Prices at which They Were Sold by Auction, and the Names of the Present Possessors. To which are Added an Introductory Essay on Pottery and Procelain, and an Engraved List of Marks and Monograms

Author: Henry George Bohn,Ralph Bernal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art objects

Page: 504

View: 4619

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Sex Pots

Eroticism in Ceramics

Author: Paul Mathieu

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 9783258064857


Page: 224

View: 4778

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The Electric Kiln

Author: Harry Fraser

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217582

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9568

A must-have reference for any serious potter, The Electric Kiln is a complete manual on how to install an electric kiln, how to use it properly, and how to maintain and repair it. Harry Fraser fully describes the distinctive features, advantages, and disadvantages of both top-loading and front-loading kilns, as well as various other kiln types. He shows the basic effects of heat on clays, glazes, and pigments. This unique handbook is also a guide on how to make the best use of the kiln to achieve such special effects as reduction, crystal glazes, and raku.
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The Potter's Studio Handbook

A start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics

Author: Kristin Muller

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 9780785833161

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4806

Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. Even if you haven't touched clay since your childhood art class, let The Potter's Studio Handbook guide you through the process of designing and equipping your own ceramic studio, teaching you techniques that will have you generating clay projects in no time. Once the techniques are mastered, this guide will remain an invaluable resource to all clay artists, one that will stay in the studio for years to come. A veteran instructor teaches hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques using full-color photographs, and diagrams with a reassuring voice. Each step is illustrated for creating beautiful, functional projects at home; such as teapots, vases, dinner plates, and more. Shares pottery tips that help you select and prepare clay, construct slab projects, throw and center clay on the wheel, experiment with glazes, fire your project to perfection, and much more. This is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery.
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Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide

Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay

Author: Melissa Weiss

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631595989

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7914

In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvesting and working with local clays, and even shows you how to mix your own glazes to use on functional pottery for use at home. Students of pottery the world over have traveled to North Carolina to attend Weiss's classes. Now you don't have to! In this book, Melissa provides you with a solid course on slab and pinch-pot techniques that allow beginning students to master the basics and progress through finished wares. Looking to go a little deeper? Melissa also offers her unique knowledge of how to dig and process local clays for use in pottery, and for the techniques she has developed for creating unique glazes with ash, salt, and other dry materials. Melissa will also introduce you talented contemporary potters, who will share their work, tips, advice, and techniques. Learn the basics of handbuilding and more with this engaging guide.
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The Ceramic Art: A Compendium of The History and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain

Author: Jennie J. Young

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465614052


Page: N.A

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THE history of ceramic art carries us back to ages of which it has furnished us with the only records. Beginning almost with the appearance of man upon the globe, it brings us down through the intricate paths of his migrations to the time in which we live. Historically, therefore, the study of the art is not only replete with interest, but promises much benefit to the student. The forms under which it appears are so varied, the circuitous route it has followed leads to so many lands and among so many peoples, and the customs it illustrates are so distinctive of widely separated nationalities, that its history is co-extensive with that of humanity. In many cases it supplies us with information regarding nations whose works in pottery are their only monuments. Were we, therefore, to attempt to find its origin, we might go back as far as written history could guide us, and then find proofs of its existence in a prehistoric age. It is curious to observe that, as we compare the earliest productions of different countries, we discover a similarity between the crude ideas to which they owe their origin. It is equally remarkable—and the fact is worthy of notice as pointing to the great antiquity of the practice of working in clay—that all nations of whose early religious ideas we have any knowledge ascribe its inception to the gods. Daily habit demonstrated its utility, and gratitude found a cover for ignorance, in bestowing upon the heavenly powers the credit of inspiring man with a knowledge of the capabilities of the plastic clay. Reason supplies an easy solution of the problem, but one not likely to occur to the unreasoning man of the primitive world. “On the day,” says Jacquemart, “when man, walking upon the clayey soil, softened by inundations or rain, first observed that the earth retained the prints of his footsteps, the plastic art was discovered; and when lighting a fire to warm his limbs or to cook his food, he remarked that the surface of the hearth changed its nature and its color, that the reddened clay became sonorous, impervious, and hardened in its new shape, the art was revealed to him of making vessels fit to contain liquids.” The reason of the nineteenth century conflicts strangely with old-world opinions of what was due to beneficent deity. Of this we can easily find abundant illustration. Let us take, as examples, China, Japan, Egypt, and Greece. We will find that each reverts to the misty boundary between legend and history, or to the earlier age when the gods had not deserted the world—the horizon of mortal vision or fancy, where heaven seems to touch earth. It is said that nearly two thousand seven hundred years before the Christian era the potter’s art was discovered in China by Kouen-ou. This was during the reign of the enlightened Emperor Hoang-ti. Of him it is recorded that after many labors for the good of his subjects, the amelioration of their condition, and the extension of their knowledge, he was translated to the upper sphere on the back of a huge and whiskered dragon.
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Pottery Basics

Everything You Need to Know to Start Making Beautiful Ceramics

Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7597

A guide to the basic tools, materials, and techniques of ceramics.
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Faszination Glas

ein Arbeitsbuch für Glass Fusing, Glasmalerei und Flammenarbeit mit Glas

Author: Bettina Eberle,Susi Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258062303

Category: Glass blowing and working

Page: 152

View: 6076

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Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0812221176

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 6298

Slip, a form of liquid clay, has been used since ancient times to add color and texture to ceramics. Expert potter James Mathieson and forty of the world's best ceramic artists guide readers through basic slip formulation, application methods, and firing techniques.
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Industrielle Keramik

Zweiter Band Massen, Glasuren, Farbkörper Herstellungsverfahren

Author: Felix Singer,Sonja S. Singer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642929893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 2140

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