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

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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.

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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 teachers ... Read full review

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