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Natural Glazes

Author : Miranda Forrest
ISBN : 0812222628
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Like clay, all glaze materials come from the earth. Traditionally, stones, plants, and other natural materials provided the elements for ceramic surface decoration. In an age of synthetic and mass-produced glazes, handmade glazes from locally sourced ingredients allow artists to produce unique pieces that reflect their surrounding landscapes. In Natural Glazes, Miranda Forrest guides readers through the process of experimentation and discovery to make amazing hues from organic materials. Whether a glaze is mixed from scratch or local items are added to a commercial glaze, this concise book teaches the essential steps. A variety of glaze materials is available in any location, and Forrest shows artists how to recognize and gather appropriate ingredients and prepare them for blending. She explains how to work with vegetation and organic materials such as grass, wood, and seashells, giving step-by-step directions for mixing glazes and testing sample blends for optimal results. Natural Glazes covers application and firing techniques such as raku and offers health and environmental safety information. Natural Glazes contains full-color photographs of completed works, charts and tables providing firing times and other data, and insightful essays from other ceramic artists specializing in natural glaze work. Using found materials in glazes is a creative way to add a local touch to ceramics. With Natural Glazes, inspiration may be as close as your own backyard.

Glazes From Natural Sources

Author : Brian Sutherland
ISBN : 0812219457
Genre : Art
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Any real education in ceramics must involve, from the outset, an appreciation of the source materials--the rocks around us. While good, throwable clay may be a regional commodity, there is no part of the world that will not yield potential glaze materials in abundance. Potters therefore need to know how to exploit the special properties of local rocks quickly, reliably, and methodically. This new revised and updated version of Brian Sutherland's classic book on making glazes from natural sources explains how to locate glaze material and construct, test, and use the glazes created. Glazes from Natural Sources discusses rock types and other likely sources of supply, the making of test pieces, and the use of blend systems and constructions. The author also clarifies the Seger system of glaze presentation for those who, like himself, have found it difficult to grasp and apply. He covers, and supplies, formulae for glazes for all temperatures--from raku to stoneware and porcelain--and includes sample recipes. The book emphasizes careful planning and control to ensure results that are repeatable. This makes the science behind making glazes from natural sources both understandable and feasible. Glazes from Natural Sources is fully illustrated, with diagrams of techniques demonstrated as well as images of the finished works of potters to show the results of these natural glazes. First published in 1987, this book is considered a classic by ceramicists. This edition includes a new chapter by glaze expert Nigel Wood.

Ash Glazes

Author : Phil Rogers
ISBN : 0812237218
Genre : Art
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Ash Glazes has been designed as an introduction and practical handbook to this glazing technique, covering the history of ash glazes and the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes and transforming them into glazes. It will provide inspiration for working potters and delight all those interested in contemporary ceramics.

Techniques Using Slips

Author : John Mathieson
ISBN : 9781408106266
Genre : Art
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Covers a wide range of ways to use slips to decorate ceramic works, illustrated with contemporary examples.

Ash Glazes

Author : Robert Tichane
ISBN : 0873416600
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A noted potter and chemist takes the guesswork out of ash glazes by sharing the results of his experimentation. This guide to ash glazes provides practical and usable information that will benefit both the novice and experienced potter. 300+ photos, 16 in color.

Additions To Clay Bodies

Author : Kathleen Standen
ISBN : 1574983334
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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"Beginning with an introduction to collecting local clay and making your own clay bodies, the book moves on to cover the array of additions being used by artists today, from hard materials like stones, glass and rust, to combustible matter and fibre, metals including wire and mesh, and colour in various forms." --back cover.

Colour In Glazes

Author : Linda Bloomfield
ISBN : 1408131218
Genre : Art
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A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes for the studio potter, Colour in Glazes looks at the full range of materials and options for creating new colors in glazes. Packed full of glaze recipes, the book is illustrated with a wealth of finished work as well as an extensive collection of sample test tiles to show the variety of colors possible. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to color response.

Low Firing And Burnishing

Author : Sumi von Dassow
ISBN : 9781408106365
Genre : Art
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This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. Many ancient cultures and contemporary potters use methods of low firing, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create a more natural finish. The advantages are that it can be done without a kiln using old dustbins, pits dug out of the earth, or bonfires, meaning that providing you have outdoor space, it can be done on a low budget. This book is a step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which focuses on how to do low firing and natural finishes, with many illustrations of beautiful work by contemporary makers. Chapters include burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.

Alternative Kilns Firing Techniques

Author : James C. Watkins
ISBN : 1579904556
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Ceramicists searching for new ways to fire their creations now have a wealth of options. Authors James Watkins and Paul Wandless, along with a group of distinguished artisans, demonstrate in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns. These clever devices make it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques. In addition to showing the basic procedures for using each kiln, easy-to-follow directions for many fast-fire methods unfold in color photographs: you’ll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application, and how to do traditional crackle-glaze raku and smoke finishes.

The New Ceramics

Author : Peter Dormer
ISBN : 0500277753
Genre : Ceramic sculpture
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