Ceramics - Mastering the Craft

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Krause Publications, Mar 1, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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A fascinating blend of the technical and aesthetic aspects of ceramics, this second edition features historical background information, analysis of image creation strategies, and numerous technical photos. Photo essays show such processes as raku, throwing on a wheel, slab construction, hand forming in a press mold, working with colored clay, creating a mold-formed vessel, and several others.

&break;&break;Potters will find invaluable information on buying and formulating clays, creating form in clay, clay imagery, ceramic surfaces, choosing and applying glazes, firing clay bodies, analysis of glaze recipe types and kiln designs, and much more. Also included are dozens of clay body and glaze recipes.

&break;&break;This greatly expanded and updated edition features more than 300 beautiful color photos of the most innovative work being done in the ceramics field today.

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This new edition of Zakin's basic pottery book has been completely rewritten, with new color photographs replacing the mostly black-and-white photos of the first edition. To quote Val M. Cushing's ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Val dishing
8
Ceramic Recipes
16
Making and Buying
23
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Zakin is a respected teacher, potter, and writer. He maintains a studio and teaches at the State University of New York at Oswego.

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