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University of Pennsylvania Press, May 30, 2002 - Art - 112 pages

Porcelain is known and highly prized for its delicacy, translucence, fineness, and whiteness. It is also, by reputation, the most difficult of clays to work with and demands particular care at all stages of the making and firing process.

In Porcelain, the most up-to-date practical handbook on the subject, Jack Doherty looks at the diverse ways porcelain can be shaped and used. He examines porcelain's recent history, and the clays, making methods, surface treatments, firing schedules, and recipes that can be used within the medium. Contemporary approaches to working with the material are also highlighted for students and ceramists experimenting with the craft.


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Excellent and usefull book on porcelain with lots of illustrations and write ups on todays porcelain potters. Written by one of the formost porcelain and soda fired potters in the Uk at the moment. Read full review


History of Porcelain Making
Development of Studio Porcelain
The Materials
Forming Methods and Problemsolving
Decoration from Wet Clay to Enamel
Firing Processes
Contemporary Approaches

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About the author (2002)

Jack Doherty is a well-known British potter. He has been featured in a number of books, and his work has been exhibited widely in both Europe and North America. Articles of his have appeared in various pottery journals, and he is currently Chair of the Craft Potters Association.

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