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The ceramics bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques / by Taylor, Louisa.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-279) and index.Introduction -- Types of ceramic ware -- Section 1: Materials And Tools: -- Types of clay -- Other materials -- Clay recipes -- Preparing clay -- Cut and stack wedging step by step -- Ram's head wedging step by step -- Spiral wedging step by step -- Drying overview -- Drying step by step -- Raw materials -- Oxides -- Stains -- Storing chemical materials -- Tools -- Kiln furniture and accessories -- Studio equipment -- Glazing equipment -- Safety procedures -- Section 2: Forming Techniques: -- Introduction to handbuilding -- Coiling step by step -- Pinching step by step -- Extruding step by step -- Slab work step by step -- Gallery: handbuilding -- Artist profile: Nao Matsunaga -- Introduction to slip casting and molds -- Press molds step by step -- Ready-made molds step by step -- Making a model step by step -- Making a two-piece mold step by step -- Slip casting step by step -- Gallery: slip casting and molds -- Artist profile: Heather Mae Erickson -- Introduction to throwing -- Types of wheels -- Centering step by step -- Throwing a cylinder step by step -- Throwing a bowl step by step -- Throwing a bottle form step by step -- Throwing a closed form step by step -- Throwing a lidded vessel step by step -- Making a lid -- Trimming step by step -- Pulling a handle step by step -- Joining a handle step by step -- Troubleshooting: throwing -- Gallery: throwing -- Artist profile: Prue Venables -- Section 3: Glazing And Firing Techniques: -- Glazes overview -- Glaze recipes-earthenware -- Glaze recipes-stoneware -- Glaze testing -- Preparing glaze -- Applying glaze -- Troubleshooting: common glaze faults -- Introduction to kilns -- Types of kilns -- Loading the kiln -- Kiln temperature and kiln programs -- Introduction to firing -- Oxidized firing overview -- Oxidized firing process -- Gallery: oxidized firing -- Artist profile: Natasha Daintry -- Reduction firing overview -- Reduction firing process -- Gallery: reduction firing -- Artist profile: Chris Keenan -- Salt and soda firing process overview -- Salt and soda firing process -- Gallery: salt and soda firing -- Artist profile: Robert Winokur -- Wood firing overview -- Wood firing process -- Gallery: wood firing -- Artist profile: Janet Mansfield -- Raku firing overview -- Raku firing process -- Gallery: raku firing -- Artist profile: Ashraf Hanna -- Section 4: Decorative And Finishing Techniques: -- Slip decoration and surface overview -- Slip decoration recipes -- Slip decoration and surface techniques -- Gallery: slip decoration -- Artist profile: Elke Sada -- Enamels, lusters, and transfers overview -- Enamels step by step -- Lusters step by step -- Transfers step by step -- Gallery: enamels, lusters, and transfers -- Artist profile: Alice Mara -- Engraving and sandblasting overview -- Engraving methods -- Sandblasting step by step -- Artist profile: Maria Lintott -- Finishing overview -- Grinding and polishing methods -- Post-firing techniques -- Fixing and display -- Gallery: finishing -- Artist profile: Neil Brownsword -- Section 5: Resources: -- Training courses -- Residencies -- Marketing -- Trade shows -- Art gallery and museum collections -- Representation -- Guilds, organizations and associations -- Workshops and studios -- Suppliers -- Useful charts -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments.Publishers Description: 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.
Subjects: Ceramics; Ceramics; Ceramics; Pottery;
© 2011., Chronicle Books,
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The jeweler's studio handbook : traditional and contemporary techniques for working with metal and mixed-media materials / by Holschuh, Brandon.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-169) and index.Master the art and craft of metal jewelry making in your own home studio! Great jewelry is original, well-designed, and -- with the right tools -- can be created at home by the aspiring artist. The Jeweler's Studio Handbook guides you through the process of equipping your own jewelry studio and teaches you the techniques that will have you crafting one-of-a-kind metal jewelry in no time. Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic metalwork techniques, and applying your new skills to twenty original pieces. In addition, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook encourages novel design, good organization and fearless experimentation, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for jewelry artists for years to come. Invites you into the world of the home jewelry artist, from workbench to gallery. Teaches fundamental jewelry-making techniques -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and more -- in full-color photographs Illustrates the steps for crafting twenty beautiful pieces of metalwork jewelry, including rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants. Features gallery-quality jewelry from dozens of contributing artists.Foreword / Todd Pownell -- Introduction -- Outfitting the jeweler's studio. Planning the layout of the studio ; Jeweler's studio tools ; Metals and other materials ; Mechanics, contraptions, and surface treatments -- In the jeweler's studio: the projects -- Appendix: Beyond the studio.
Subjects: Jewelry making;
© 2009., Quarry Books,
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The potter's studio handbook : a start-to-finish guide to hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics / by MuÌller, Kristin.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184) and index.I: Studio requirements and properties of clay -- Your studio -- Tools and equipment -- Clay -- Preliminary clay techniques -- Hand building -- Throwing on the potter's wheel -- Decorative and finishing techniques -- Ceramic kilns and firing work -- How to fire an electric kiln -- II: Step-by-step guide to hand building and pottery wheel projects -- Hand-building projects -- Beginning wheel projects -- Intermediate wheel projects.
Subjects: Pottery craft; Pottery craft; Artists' studios; Pottery craft;
© c2007., Quarry Books,
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Artist's market 2018 : how and where to sell your art / by Rivera, Noel,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Presents a guide to resources for artists and graphic designers, covering such topics as galleries, copyright, book publishers, contracts, art fairs, contests, grants, residencies, and art organizations.Business basics. How to use this book -- How to stay on track & get paid -- Copyright basics -- Promoting your work -- Articles & interviews. DIY marketing -- Gallery partnerships -- Keep an eye on your copyright -- Artist-in-residence programs -- How I got into a gallery -- Know your rights! -- First things first -- Open studio events -- Preparing for the future -- Art loan programs -- Festival and workshop etiquette -- Kickstart your project -- Inside a workshop with Katherine Chang Liu -- Design in the publishing industry -- Every picture tells a story -- Markets. Galleries -- Magazines -- Book publishers -- Greeting cards, gifts & products -- Posters & prints -- Advertising, design, & related markets -- Syndicates & cartoon features -- Artists' representatives -- Art fairs -- Contests -- Workshops & art tours -- Resources. Grants -- Residencies & organizations -- Publications, websites, & blogs -- Glossary -- Indexes. Geographic index -- International index -- Niche marketing index -- General index.
Subjects: Directories.; Art;
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Art/work : everything you need to know (and do) as you pursue your art career / by Bhandari, Heather Darcy.; Melber, Jonathan,author.;
The big picture -- Groundwork -- Submission materials -- Promotion -- Opening your studio -- Sustaining your practice (with money and stuff) -- Showing your work -- Rejection : it's not you, it's them -- Getting your work to the show -- Consignments -- Loans and commissions -- The commercial gallery courtship -- Gallery representation -- Representation agreements -- And you're off.The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets killed." Whether you're an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will help you build your career and protect yourself along the way. Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers. You have to do it all yourself, at least until you find gallery representation -- and even then, there are important business and legal issues you need to understand to stay in control of your career and ensure you're being treated fairly. Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director, and Jonathan Melber, an arts lawyer, walk you through these issues so that you can essentially act as your own manager and agent. They show you, for example, how to tackle business basics such as tracking inventory and preparing invoices; how to take legal precautions like registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; how to use promotional tools like websites and business cards; and how to approach career decisions such as choosing the right venue to show your work.--Google Books.
Subjects: Art;
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La traviata [videorecording] / by Piave, Francesco Maria,1810-1876.; Lanfranchi, Mario.; PataneÌ, Giuseppe,1932-1989.; Landi, Gino.; Moffo, Anna.; Bechi, Gino.; Bonisolli, Franco.; Micheluzzi, Mafalda.; Poli, Afro.; Scarlini, Glauco.; La Porta, Arturo.; Lollini, Gianna.; Cesarini, Athos.; Piacenti, Maurizio.; Dumas, Alexandre,1824-1895.Dame aux cameÌlias (Play); Verdi, Giuseppe,1813-1901.Traviata.; Teatro dell'opera (Rome, Italy); B.L. Vision (Firm); I.C.I.T. (Firm); Video Artists International.;
DVD, full screen presentation; mono.Anna Moffo (Violetta Valery) ; Gino Bechi (Giorgio Germont) ; Franco Bonisolli (Alfredo Germont) ; Mafalda Micheluzzi (Flora Bervoix) ; Afro Poli (Dr. Grenvil) ; Glauco Scarlini (Gastone) ; Arturo La Porta (Baron Douphol) ; Gianna Lollini (Annina) ; Maurizio Piacenti (Marquis d'Obigny) ; Athos Cesarini (Giuseppe) ; orchestra and chorus of The Rome Opera ; Giuseppe Patane, conductor.Choreographer, Gino Landi ; director of photography, Leonida Barboni ; camera operators, Elio Polacchi, Alberto Spagnoli ; production designer, Maurizio Monteverde ; editor, Gisa Levi Radicchi ; executive producer, Afro Taccari.Made at the INCIR-De Paolis Studios and recorded at the NIS Films Studios, Rome.
Subjects: Music videos.; Operas; Opere;
© [2002], Video Artists International,
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Introducing pottery : the complete guide / by Rhode, Dan.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158) and index.Ceramic history -- Clay: geology, chemistry and clay bodies -- Methods of working -- Heatwork and firing clay -- Glazes: components, chemistry and fired characteristics -- Mixing glazes and improving performance -- Decorating techniques -- Correcting glaze faults -- Glaze formulation -- Firing kilns -- Getting started as an artist -- Appendices: Technical information -- Cone table and firing schedules -- Studio safety and environmental health -- US and UK ceramic terminology equivalents -- Recipes.In "Introducing pottery", international potter and teacher Dan Rhode shares more than twenty years of experience in a well-organized, fully illustrated volume. Rhode's comprehensive overview of the methods, techniques, equipment, and theory allows novice and more advanced clay artists to solve problems as they develop and to keep improving. "Introducing pottery" begins with a brief history of world ceramics and a practical discussion of the fundamentals of clay chemistry and composition. The guide quickly moves into step-by-step instructions for working in clay. It covers throwing and handbuilding methods, and even shows how to set up a clay studio. "Introducing pottery" includes an in-depth look at glaze making, formulation, and application that goes beyond mainstream glazes and allows artists to express their own aesthetic.
Subjects: Pottery;
© 2010., A&C Black ; University of Pennsylvania Press,
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Customizing the body : the art and culture of tattooing / by Sanders, Clinton.; Vail, D. Angus.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-237) and index.Preface to the revised and expanded edition -- Preface to the first edition -- 1: Introduction: Body alteration, artistic production, and the social world of tattooing -- 2: Becoming and being a tattooed person -- 3: Tattooist: tattooing as a career and an occupation -- 4: Tattoo relationship: risk and social control in the studio -- 5: Conclusion: Tattooing and the social definition of art -- Epilogue 2008: Body modification then and now / Clinton R Sanders with D Angus Vail -- Methodological appendix -- Selected tattoo artist websites -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Photographs follow page 108.Product Description: Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing - and the art world surrounding it - covers the history, anthropology, and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious" tattooing becoming an accepted art form. Curiously, despite the greater prevalence of tattoos and body modification in today's society, there is still a stigma of deviance associated with people who get or ink tattoos. Retaining the core of the original book, this revised and expanded edition offers a new preface by the author and a new chapter focusing on the changes that have occurred in the tattoo world. A section on the new scholarly literature that has emerged, as well as the new modes of body modification that have come into vogue, are included along with a new gallery of photographs that show some splendid examples of contemporary tattoo art. A directory of artists' websites invites readers to discover the range of work being done around the world from "suits" (full body tattoos) to skulls.
Subjects: Tattooing; Tattoo artists.;
© 2008., Temple University Press,
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Children's picturebooks : the art of visual storytelling / by Salisbury, Martin.; Styles, Morag.aut; Alemagna, Béatrice.cov; Smy, Pam.res; Riveros, Ida.pht; Laurence King Publishing.pbl; Studio Ten and a Half.bkd;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188) and index.A brief history of the picturebook -- The picturebook maker's art -- The picturebook and the child -- Word and image, word as image -- Suitable for children? -- Print and process : the shock of the old -- The children's publishing industry.Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children's picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
Subjects: Illustrated children's books.; Children's literature; Illustration of books.; Picture books for children.;
© 2012, Laurence King Pub.,
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Super size me [videorecording] : an educational tool of epic portions / by Spurlock, Morgan,1970-autdrtpro; Horowitz, Steve.; Roadside Attractions (Firm); Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm); Showtime Independent Films.; Con (Firm); Studio-on-Hudson (Firm); Hart Sharp Video (Firm);
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.Written, directed and produced by Morgan Spurlock ; director of photography, Scott Ambrozy ; art director, Joe the Artist ; editors, Stela Georgieva, Julie Bob Lombardi ; original music by Steve Horowitz ; additional music by Michael Parrish and Folkfoot.MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure.Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.Best Director, Sundance Film Festival.
Subjects: Documentary films.; Fast food restaurants.; Food habits; Obesity; McDonald's Corporation.; Convenience foods.; Nutritionally induced diseases.; Schlosser, Eric;
© c2004., Kathbur : Hart Sharp Video,
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