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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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The potter's studio clay & glaze handbook : an essential guide to choosing, working, and designing with clay and glaze in the ceramic studio / by Zamek, Jeff.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.I: Setting up shop -- Follow the clay: a sensible working studio -- A potter's tool chest -- 2: The nature of clay -- What is clay? -- Acquiring clay: buy premixed or mix your own? -- Choosing a ceramics supplier -- Clay body formulas -- Testing clay body formulas -- Troubleshooting clay imperfections -- 3: Glazes -- Glaze chemistry -- Adjusting and testing glazes -- Glaze technique -- Troubleshooting glazes -- 4: Heating ceramic materials -- Inside the kiln -- Firing methods -- Troubleshooting S-crack issues.
Subjects: Pottery craft; Pottery craft;
© 2009., Quarry Books,
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Pinch pottery : functional, modern handbuilding / by Halls, Susan.;
Pinching the basic forms -- Essential shapes -- Open-ended shapes -- Adding elements to your form -- Lips and edges -- Feet and foot rings -- Handles -- Lids -- Knobs -- Featured artist: Mary E. Rogers -- Pre-fired surface treatments -- Adding and subtracting clay -- Featured artist: Julie Whitmore -- Featured artist: Vicki Grima -- Color and glaze -- Introducing color -- Decorating and glazing techniques -- The decorated surface -- Patterns -- Where to decorate? -- Featured artist: Emily Schroeder Willis -- Vase of many faces -- Clays -- Earthenware -- Stoneware -- Porcelain -- Marbling colored -- Coloring clay -- Featured artist: Jenny Mendes -- Kilns and glaze firings -- Kiln types -- Types of firings -- The projects -- Big bowl -- Covered jar -- Triplet herb planter -- Shaker -- Vase -- Hearty mug -- Country jug -- Hors d'oeuvres tray -- Cozy teapot."Utilizing techniques readers may have learned long ago in summer camp, like making pinch pots, Susan shows how easy it is to create a wealth of ceramic forms that are refined and incredibly modern looking. She begins with simple shapes anyone can make, like the classic pinch pot, and then moves on to pinching a sphere, a wide bowl, a trumpet shape, and finally a cylinder. From there Susan demonstrates how easy it is to cut, alter, and combine these shapes to make more complex forms."--Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
Subjects: Pottery craft.; Pottery;
© [2014], Lark,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Mastering raku : making ware, glazes, building kilns, firing / by Branfman, Steven.;
Raku, a low-fire pottery technique that requires quick heating and cooling of the ware, offers something that few other firing methods do: a deep and satisfying participation in the firing process itself. Mastering Raku is the definitive book on the subject: a comprehensive, hands-on, technique-based guide that encourages experimentation. Mastering Raku includes up-to-date technical and creative information, how-to photographs, new clay and glaze recipes, and contemporary inspiration.
Subjects: Pottery craft.; Raku pottery.;
© 2012, c2009., Lark Crafts,
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Alternative kilns & firing techniques : raku, saggar, pit, barrel / by Watkins, James C.,1951-; Wandless, Paul Andrew.;
Ceramic artists share their fast-firing methods and directions for building simple kilns. This book illustrates the full scope of the ceramic process and the diverse results that can be achieved.--[book cover].Out of the kiln, into the fire -- A fellowship in clay -- Raku -- Origins and modern practice -- Building a raku kiln -- Basic raku firing -- Alternative raku reduction techniques -- Amber-tinted ferric chloride reduction -- High-contrast horsehair reduction -- Rust-red reduction -- Terra sigillata reduction -- Gunmetal black reduction -- Copper matte-alcohol reduction -- Iridescent luster fuming -- Low-fire salt fuming -- Saggar -- Silver-black terra sigillata with masked resist -- Multi-colored surfaces -- Aluminum foil saggar -- Iridescent luster fuming in a clay saggar -- Pit -- Barrel -- Terra sigillata and barrel firing -- Downdraft stovepipe barrel kiln -- Gallery -- Glazes, slips, and colorants -- Orton cone chart.
Subjects: Kilns.; Firing (Ceramics); Pottery craft.; Raku pottery.;
© 2006, ©2004., Lark Books,
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Handbuilt pottery techniques revealed : the secrets of handbuilding shown in unique cutaway photography / by Atkin, Jacqui.;
Chapter 1: Coiling -- Chapter 2: Pinching -- Chapter 3: Slabbing -- Chapter 4: Molding.
Subjects: Pottery craft.;
© 2004., Barron's Educational Series,
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The complete potter : the complete reference to tools, materials, and techniques for all potters and ceramicists / by Mattison, Steve.;
Subjects: Pottery craft.;
© 2003., Barron's,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Dig your hands in the dirt! : a manual for making art out of earth / by Denzer, Kiko.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125).Foreword -- section 1. Art made with mud, kids, & communities -- Sling mud at walls (Denzer, Topper, Coleman) -- Mud murals : 1st aid for ailing walls -- Up from the mud : large scale earthworks -- A Berlin mud-village (R. Warzecha) -- Neighborhood mud : 1st aid for intersections (city repair) -- Earth installations : labyrinth & sundial (Denzer) -- School & site-specific sculpture (Denzer, Toper, Coleman) -- Very small hoses (Denzer, Raduazo) -- Home : a fable (Denzer) -- Building for birds (Raduazo) -- section 2. Design as process & pattern -- Process : design as a group activity -- Pattern murals -- Finding pattern (inspiration, geometry, fitting geometry to space, 1, 2, & 3) -- Mirror images to make patterns that move -- section 3. Mud recipes -- Intro -- Finding clay soil -- Recognizing clay -- Quick & dirty "snake" test -- Slow & nerdy "shake" test -- Prep & tools -- Basic mud recipe -- Big mud for structural use : "super cob" -- Mud for walls : plaster basics -- A plaster recipe -- Putting mud on walls : "harling," & other tricks to make it stick -- Mud-drawing tricks -- Color -- Re-creation is the best preservation (waterglass,etc.) -- Concrete : casting stories in stone -- section 4. Making art, continued (how things got done) -- Slinging mud, cont'd -- The hands of volunteers, cont'd -- Berlin, cont'd -- Designing the Berlin projects / Rainer Warzecha -- City repair, cont'd -- Home, cont'd -- Building for birds, cont'd -- Labyrinth & dial, cont'd -- Measure the earth/make a labyrinth -- Find the four directions -- Planning your labyrinth -- Step by step, illustrated -- Sundial construction, illustration -- Sundials tell more than time -- Author's notes : earth, art, knowledge -- Thanks -- Contributors -- Resources -- Art & teaching -- Earthen building, technical -- Workshop providers & practitioners -- Earthen art & inspiration -- Sundials & more -- Quick catalog & order form.
Subjects: Art; Activity programs in education.; Earth construction.; Pottery craft.;
© c2005., Hand Print Press,
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The potter's dictionary of materials and techniques / by Hamer, Frank.; Hamer, Janet.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 420-421).
Subjects: Pottery craft; Ceramic materials;
© 2004., A & C Black ; University of Pennsylvania Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Ten thousand years of pottery / by Cooper, Emmanuel.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-347) and index.Early beginnings -- The ancient world: Cyprus, the Cyclades, Greece, Italy -- The Oriental world: China, Korea, Japan, South-East Asia -- The Islamic world -- Continental European earthenwares and stonewares: Byzantium, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia -- Britain: c. 200 BC until AD 1800 -- European porcelain: Germany, France, Italy and Spain, Scandinavia, the Low Countries and Russia, Britain and Ireland -- American-Indian pottery -- Living traditions: Modern tribal and indigenous societies -- Modern America -- Craft into industry: Britain 1750-1900 -- The arts and crafts movement -- Artist-potters -- Studio ceramics today: frivolity, self-expression, content.
Subjects: Pottery;
© 2000., University of Pennsylvania Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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