Pottery, for Artists, Craftsmen & Teachers

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Macmillan, 1914 - Pottery - 200 pages
 

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Page ii - Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Page 117 - I began to think that if I should discover how to make enamels, I could make earthen vessels and other things very prettily, because God had gifted me with some knowledge of drawing...
Page 16 - A composition for cheapness, and not for excellence of workmanship, is the most frequent and certain cause of the rapid decay and entire destruction of arts and manufactures.
Page 197 - Weight. 16 drams — 1 ounce. 16 ounces = 1 pound. 14 pounds = 1 stone.
Page 171 - O hell! what do mine eyes with grief behold ? Into our room of bliss thus high advanced Creatures of other mould, earth-born, perhaps, Not spirits, yet to heavenly spirits bright Little inferior ; whom my thoughts pursue With wonder, and could love, so lively shines In them divine resemblance, and such grace The hand that form'd them on their shape hath pour'd.
Page 16 - ... expense ; but the proprietors of this manufactory have the satisfaction of knowing, by a careful comparison, that the prices of many of their ornaments are much lower, and of all of them as low as those of any other ornamental works in Europe, of equal quality and...
Page 26 - Every moment think steadily as a Roman and a man to do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice, and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts. And thou wilt give thyself relief if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last...
Page 173 - Toward that idealization of daily life the love of the beautiful leads us, and the road which connects the love of the beautiful with the love of the good is short and smooth.
Page 172 - It is a medium at once attractive and easy to mould, giving a tangibility and reality to forms and things that can never be obtained by drawing or painting. Then the limitless uses to which clay is put, and, with the development of hygiene, increasingly will be put, have the closest bearing upon the everyday life of the child. They are intimately connected with other studies that cannot fail to be rendered more attractive by working in clay.
Page 93 - Pope, and the cardinals, and the princes of the world obtain it by special favour, and are astonished that such excellent and noble works can be made out of the earth.

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