Raku, Pit & Barrel: Firing Techniques

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Anderson Turner
The American Ceramic Society, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages
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A collection of 28 carefully selected feature articles from Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. This handbook is divided into three sections covering each of these popular topics. Within each section you'll be inspired by some of the most beautiful work now being produced in this field, as well as extensive how-to techniques and step-by-step instructions to help you duplicate the processes in your own studio.
 

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Contents

Raku Pioneer
1
The Art of Everyday Life
6
Dazzling Crackles
11
Whats a Raku Glaze?
15
An Alternative Look
18
PeelAway Slip in a Hurry
24
Horsehair Raku
28
Wrapping Raku Pots with Wire
31
Archetypal Tribe
77
Firing the Catch
81
A Sense of Timelessness
85
Flowing with Balance and Harmony
89
Making BlackonWhite Ware
93
Testing in the Pit
100
Pit Firing in North Carolina
105
BlackFiring in a Barrel
109

Where Theres SmokeTesting Raku Combustibles
35
Cutting to the Bone
40
Icons and Artifacts
47
Enhancing Raku with Lusters
53
Making a Raku Mural
56
Breaking Through to Familiar Ground
61
Nomadic Artifacts
67
Success Without Compromise
73
Primitive Perfection
113
Successful Barrel Firing
117
Saggar Firing with Aluminum Foil
125
PortaKiln Barrel Firing
132
CAH Book AD
137
Back Cover
138
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