The Art & Craft of Ceramics

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
Beginners eager to explore the world of ceramics, as well as experienced potters seeking new techniques and ideas, will find this colorful, technique-packed manual absolutely inspiring. Lavishly illustrated and visually attractive, it provides both practical and creative information on tools and materials, production processes, glazing, and decorative techniques--including detailed explanations of clays, kilns, and accessories. Explore essential methods for modeling (hand building, wheel turning); for decorating the pieces (slips, glazes, colored engobes); and for properly firing the finished piece at both low and high temperatures. Put all that new knowledge to work on six step-by-step projects--from a large, oval sculpture formed by extrusion and wheel-throwing to a beautifully simple functional vessel--all created by top ceramists.
 

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Contents

Tools and Equipment
32
PRODUCTION PROCESSES
48
Slump Molds
54
Waste Molds
61
Making Plaster Wheel Molds
68
ents
82
DECORATIVE
109
STEP BY STEP
118
Slab Building by Ivet Bazaco
126
Making a Large Oval Vessel with Salts by Carlets
136
Sculpting Vessels by Barbaformosa
144
GLOSSARY
158
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