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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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Pottery by American Indian women : the legacy of generations / by Peterson, Susan(Susan Harnly); National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.); Heard Museum.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-220) and index.
Subjects: Indian pottery; Indian women potters;
© c1997., Abbeville Press,
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250 tips, techniques, and trade secrets for potters / by Atkin, Jacqui.;
Describes the full range of available clays and their individual qualities, as well as necessary tools and equipment; presents easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery; and augments instruction with captioned, step-by-step photos, illustrations, and sidebars featuring troubleshooting tips with solutions to problems that often arise in the process of making pottery. This essential reference book also covers topics such as developing design concepts, from sketch pad to finished piece; slabbing, pinching, coiling, throwing, turning, and mold-making, using various clays; and creating surface decoration, with attention to colors, textures, and glazing.Materials, tools, and equipment -- Design -- Making techniques. Slabbing ; Pinching ; Coiling ; Throwing ; Mold making.
Subjects: Pottery craft;
© 2009., Barron's,
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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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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,
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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 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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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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Greek archaeology : a thematic approach / by Mee, C.(Christopher);
Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-318) and index.Introduction. Across the great divide ; Chronology -- Settlement and settlements ; Introduction ; Neolithic Greece ; Early Bronze age ; Palatial Crete ; The Cyclades ; Mycenaean Greece ; The Early Iron Age ; The eighth century ; The Archaic period ; The Classical period ; The Hellenistic period ; Conclusions -- The architecture of power. Introduction ; Neolithic Dimini ; Early Bronze Age Lerna ; Neopalatial Knossos ; Mycenaean Pylos ; Early Iron Age Lefkandi ; Classical Athens ; Hellenistic Macedonia ; Conclusions -- Residential space. Introduction ; The Neolithic period ; The Early Bronze Age ; Middle Bronze Age Greece ; Neopalatial Crete ; The Cyclades ; Mycenaean Greece ; The Early Iron Age ; The Archaic and Classical periods ; The later fourth century and the Hellenistic period ; Conclusions -- The countryside. Introduction ; The first farmers ; The secondary products revolution and Mediterranean polyculture revisited ; Royal estates ; Early Iron Age pastoralists? ; Down on the farm? ; Works and days ; Conclusions -- Technology and production. Pottery ; Neolithic pottery ; Early Bronze Age pottery ; Minoan and Mycenaean pottery ; Early Iron Age pottery ; Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic pottery ; Pottery production at Athens and Corinth ; Metallurgy ; The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age ; Second-millennium metalwork ; The age of iron ; The silver mines at Lavrion ; Conclusions -- Trade and colonization. Introduction ; Neolithic ; Early Bronze Age ; The Thalassocracy of Minos ; Mycenaeans overseas? ; Into the Iron Age ; Magna Graecia ; France and Spain ; The Black Sea ; The Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt ; Ships and cargoes ; Conclusions -- Warfare. Introduction ; The Early Bronze Age Aegean ; Pax Minoica ; Well-greaved Achaeans ; Well-built Mycenae ; Warfare in transition ; Hoplite warfare ; Naval warfare ; Fortifications ; The rise of Macedon ; Conclusions -- Death and burial. Introduction ; Neolithic Greece ; Early Bronze Age Greece ; Middle Bronze Age Greece ; Mycenaean Greece ; Early Iron Age Greece ; The Archaic period ; The Classical period ; Conclusions -- Religion. Introduction ; Neolithic and Early Bronze Age figurines ; Cretan rural sanctuaries ; Religion in the Cretan palaces and towns ; Cretan converts? ; Mycenaean religion ; Religion after the palaces ; Early Iron Age ; The eighth century ; The Archaic period ; The fifth century ; The fourth century and the Hellenistic period ; Conclusions.
Subjects: Material culture; Excavations (Archaeology); Historic sites;
© 2011., Wiley-Blackwell,
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The savage garden : cultivating carnivorous plants / by D'Amato, Peter.;
Soils -- Water -- The water tray method -- Pottery and containers -- Natural light -- Dormancy -- Artificial light -- Feeding your plants -- Fertilizing carnivores -- Carnivorous plants as pest controllers -- Pests and diseases -- Growing carnivorous plants outdoors -- Windowsill growing -- Terrariums and tanks -- Greenhouse conditions -- Types of greenhouses -- The Venus flytrap -- The American pitcher plants -- The cobra plant -- The sun pitchers -- The sundews -- The West Australian pitcher plant -- The dewy pine -- The rainbow plants -- The butterworts -- The bladderworts -- The tropical pitcher plants -- Other savage plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.Presents a comprehensive guide to carnivorous plants, describing the principal species and providing detailed growing information and tips on soil, water, lighting, and propagation.
Subjects: Carnivorous plants.;
© c 2013., Ten Speed Press,
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