Raku Firing: Advanced Techniques

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Bill Jones
The American Ceramic Society, 2009 - Art - 135 pages
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Advanced techniques in raku firing; covers production, kiln construction, glaze formulation, tools and more.
 

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Contents

Raku Then and Now
1
Discovering Naked Raku
6
Rakufired Slabs
10
Raku at Amatlan
13
Inlaid Glass Technique
16
Successful Raku
23
Reconnecting with the Species
28
Raku Menagerie
33
Untitled
78
Interference Colors with Copper Raku
84
Raku Color and Opacity
90
Raku Glaze Trials
93
Raku Clays
97
Largescale Raku
99
In Pursuit of Form
104
Raku Reduction Stenciling
109

Floral Imagery on Raku Fans
36
New Beginnings
39
Production Raku Kiln
45
Alternative Raku Kilns
49
Woodfiring Raku Kiln
56
Portable FIber Raku Kiln
61
Portable Gas Raku Kiln
67
Raku Glazes
71
Designing a Matt Red Raku Glaze
75
A Marraige of Three Cultures
111
Reinventing Oneself
117
The Nichrome Wire Solution
123
Neoclassical Raku
126
Large Raku Platters
130
CAH 12 Book Series AD
136
Back Cover
137
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About the author (2009)

An attorney and former Louisiana state senator, Bill Jones participated in the family business of ranching and learned to cowboy at an early age. Following college, he worked for two years in the cattle business then attended law school at LSU. Despite his other business pursuits, Jones never quit cowboying, having worked cattle from the Louisiana marshes to the rolling plains of Texas and the Rocky Mountains. He lives in Ruston, Louisiana.

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