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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: 2696
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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The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes


Author: John Britt
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600592164
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 184
View: 1068
"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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Dry Glazes


Author: Jeremy Jernegan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 071367671X
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 2524
A comprehensive guide to understanding and using dry glazes on ceramic works.

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Surface Design for Ceramics


Author: Maureen Mills
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1579908446
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 143
View: 3392
This studio reference captures all the popular techniques available for embellishing clay, as well as a wealth of practical information and detailed images that lead readers through every phase of the design and decorating process.

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Electric Kiln Ceramics

A Guide to Clays, Glazes, and Electric Kilns
Author: Frederick Bartolovic,Richard Zakin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781574983418
Category: Ceramics
Page: 256
View: 7858

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The Potter's Complete Book of Clay and Glazes


Author: James Chappell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 416
View: 2369
A comprehensive recipe guide to preparing, testing and adjusting clays and glazes to eliminate toxic compounds. An impressive array of roughly 1,200 formulas presented in an easy-to-follow format.

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Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques

Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel
Author: James C. Watkins,Paul Andrew Wandless
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579909529
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 127
View: 1237
Demonstrates in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns, which makes it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques.

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The Glaze Book


Author: Stephen Murfitt
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780873492768
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 288
View: 3392
"Everything you wanted to know about glazes in one volume. Over 700 glazed tiles illustrate the vast range of colors available to the potter, with recipes, descriptions, and tips for success. Along with glaze recipes for earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain, there are detailed descriptions of the specialist processes involved with raku, luster, majolica, and sodaware. An inspirational gallery features finished items from professional potters. Tips on mixing glazes, application methods, and information about firing techniques are all to be found in this new color bible for potters."--Cover.

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The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes


Author: Emmanuel Cooper
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812237719
Category: Art
Page: 208
View: 6840
The Potter's Book of Glaze Recipes is a must for potters and ceramicists of all abilities interested in creating their own glazes.

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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting


Author: Andrew J. Martin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781600590771
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 159
View: 5052
Previously published as: The definitive guide to mold making & slip casting. San Rafael, Calif.: MAGUS Art Pub. & Workshops, c1999.

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Clay and Glazes for the Potter


Author: Daniel Rhodes
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 248
View: 8653
My purpose in writing this book has been to present in as clear and understandable form as possible the important facts about ceramic materials and their use in pottery. The ceramic medium has a rich potential. It is so various and adaptable that each culture and each succeeding generation finds in it a new means of expression. As a medium, it is capable of great beauty of form, color, and texture, and its expressions are unique not only for variety but for permanence and utility as well. To make full use of the medium, the ceramist or potter not only needs skill, imagination, and artistic vision, but he also needs to have a sound knowledge of the technical side of the craft. This knowledge has not been easy to come by, and many of those seriously engaged in pottery have learned through endless experimentation and discouraging failures. It is hoped that the present work will enable the creative worker to go more directly to his goal in pottery, and that it will enable him to experiment intelligently and with a minimum of lost effort. While technical information must not be considered as an end in itself, it is a necessary prerequisite to a free and creative choice of means in ceramics. None of the subjects included are dealt with exhaustively, and I have tried not to overwhelm the reader with details. The information given is presented in as practical form as possible, and no more technical data or chemical theory is given than has been thought necessary to clarify the subject. This work is organized as follows: Part One—Clay Chapter I. Geologic Origins of Clay Chapter 2. The Chemical Composition of Clay Chapter 3. The Physical Nature of Clay Chapter 4. Drying and Firing Clay Chapter 5. Kinds of Clay Chapter 6. Clay Bodies Chapter 7. Mining and Preparing Clay Part Two—Glazes Chapter 8. The Nature of Glass and Glazes Chapter 9. Early Types of Glazes Chapter 10. The Oxides and Their Function in Glaze Forming Chapter 11. Glaze Materials Chapter 12. Glaze Calculations, Theory and Objectives Chapter 13. Glaze Calculation Using Materials Containing More Than One Oxide Chapter 14. Calculating Glaze Formulas from Batches or Recipes Chapter 15. Practical Problems in Glaze Calculation Chapter 16. The Composition of Glazes Chapter 17. Types of Glazes Chapter 18. Originating Glaze Formulas Chapter 19. Fritted Glazes Chapter 20. Glaze Textures Chapter 21. Sources of Color in Glazes Chapter 22. Methods of Compounding and Blending Colored Glazes Chapter 23. Glaze Mixing and Application Chapter 24. Firing Glazes Chapter 25. Glaze Flaws Chapter 26. Engobes Chapter 27. Underglaze Colors and Decoration Chapter 28. Overglaze Decoration Chapter 29. Reduction Firing and Reduction Glazes Chapter 30. Special Glazes and Glaze Effects

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Image Transfer on Clay

Screen, Relief, Decal & Monoprint Techniques
Author: Paul Andrew Wandless
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579906351
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 8567
Contemporary ceramists have adapted printmaking techniques to transfer typography, lettering, drawings, or photographs onto clay surfaces. This comprehensive resource, new in paperback, will help you take advantage of these techniques&—even if you have no printmaking background. No fancy equipment needed: just use silk-screen decals with light-sensitive emulsions to create a master image, cover with glazes, and voilá! Try colored slips for unique monoprints or experiment with stencils, relief blocks, and stamps. Each method is carefully laid out in gorgeous photos, with detailed firing instructions.

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Glaze

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
View: 4856
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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Handbuilt Ceramics

Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work
Author: Kathy Triplett
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579901844
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 7768
Provides an introduction to clay and pottery, plus instructions for eight projects using various methods, such as a basic pot, a coiled planter, and a slip-cast pitcher.

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Smashing glazes

53 artists share insights and recipes
Author: Susan Peterson
Publisher: Guild Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 5545
Glazing pottery is an ancient process, dating back 25,000 years, yet is a medium and art form that is still being explored and advanced today. So many variables go into creating a beautiful glaze--from ingredients to application to firing--that their recipes are prized among potters. This breathtaking collection of work from 53 ceramic artists goes beyond a mere gallery of their work, inviting readers into their studios to share their insights into the aesthetics of ceramic surfaces as well as the formulas for some of their most successful glazes. Susan Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Hunter College, is the author of five previous books about ceramics, including The Craft and Art of Clay, now in its third edition. Her home and studio are in Carefree, Arizona.

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Graphic Clay

Ceramic Surfaces & Printed Image Transfer Techniques
Author: Jason Bige Burnett
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454707752
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 585
Provides information and inspiration for artists and hobbyists working with and transferring images onto clay, explaining how to stain, glaze and screenprint sculptures and pottery and features interviews with professionals describing their signature methods and styles.

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500 Cups

Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace
Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579905934
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 408
View: 2245
Ranging from functional to whimsical, presents photographs of variations on the ceramic cup from such artists as Benjamin Schulman, Annette Gates, and Heather O'Brien.

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Decorative Stained Glass Designs

38 Patterns for Beautiful Windows and Doors
Author: Louise Mehaffey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811711447
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 94
View: 3332
38 patterns for beautiful botanical and traditional designs for the home Full-color photos show the finished panels All original designs by a professional craftsperson Tips on creating successful designs

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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: 3979
"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"--