Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Aug 4, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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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. The plans range from an easy, affordable, and versatile Raku Kiln to a unique wood-fueled Downdraft Stovepipe Barrel one. 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.
 

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Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques : Raku * Saggar * Pit * Barrel (A Lark Ceramics Book)

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Pottery fired in alternative kilns always has an element of surprise, because the techniques are primitive and lack the control of ordinary brick or electric kilns. Professional potters and ... Read full review

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Contents of this book in Google Books does not match the title. Title is Alternative Kilns and Firing and contents of book are Decorative Painting made Easy.

Contents

Tainting on Wood
26
Bugs Tosies garden Box
34
Jtooster Weather Vane
42
Tainting on Terracotta SCate
48
Tansy Topiary
56
Flower Sfate Tiaaue
64
Country Daisies
72
Tainting on MetaC gCass
79
Take Time to Dream Tray
120
Metric Conversion
126
Index
136
Out of the Kiln Into the Fire 6
138
Raku 12
150
Building a Raku Kiln 15
157
Saggar 54
182
Aluminum Foil Saggar 62
194

Starry Can
87
SpatteredRosebuds
94
Tainting on Tafaric
100
Daisy Jeans
108
Dragonfly Catchers
114
Pit 68
201
Barrel 76
209
Gallery 90
222
Glossary 120
252
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