Mastering Raku: Making Ware, Glazes, Building Kilns, Firing

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 175 pages

From firing to finishing, this is the definitive reference on raku. Ceramists will be informed and inspired by this newly updated, technique-based book with how-to photos and text. It covers such topics as types of clay, forming techniques, firing, glazes, decoration, and kilns and kiln construction. Mastering Raku also includes a gallery of works from around the world along with updated clay and glaze recipes.

 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Health and Safety
22
Clays for Raku
29
Kilns
52
Building Your Own Kiln
66
STEVEN BRANFMAN
90
Advanced Firing Techniques
116
Related Techniques for Raku
128
Finishing Your Ware
137
3x4 inches 7 6 x 10 2
143
Conclusion
147
Brushed multi layered commercial low fire glaze pressed surface texture
158
Contributing Artists
171
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About the author (2009)

Steven Branfman enjoys an international reputation as a potter, writer, teacher, and businessman. In 1977 he founded The Potters Shop and School, which has become a nationally known school, gallery, bookstore, and artist's workspace. He is the author of Raku: A Practical Approach and The Potter's Professional Handbook, and writes frequently for craft and pottery magazines.

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