Author: Linda Bloomfield

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217489

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 8651

The Handbook of Glaze Recipes is an essential studio companion for any potter. Covering a comprehensive range of glazes including porcelain, crystalline and raku as well as stoneware and earthenware, each recipe is illustrated with a useful test tile to demonstrate the effects of opaque, matte, and transparent glazes on different clays and at varying temperatures, and numbered for ease of reference. The book also features an introduction to the basics of mixing, applying and adjusting glazes, and correcting typical glaze faults. It also includes many clay body recipes, including a variety of ones for porcelain, wood firing and even Egyptian paste. Compiled by studio potter and glaze expert Linda Bloomfield, and based not only on on years of meticulously recorded tests, but also researched from a large assortment of established ceramic artists, The Handbook of Glaze Recipes is a must-have resource for any potter wishing to experiment or expand their glazes and clay bodies.
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1240 C / 2264 F

Author: Michael Bailey

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217827

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Traditionally potters fired their work either at low temperatures, as for earthenware, or at the high temperature that stoneware requires. However, a growing number of potters, particularly those who use electric kilns, are firing to a middle-range temperature, of which cone 6 is typical. Using middle range temperatures saves fuel and expense, reduces wear on electric elements, and yet allows the potter to achieve features shared by earthenware and stoneware. Because of the popularity of this technique, pottery suppliers have recently begun developing clay bodies and glazes suitable for the temperature range. In Glazes Cone 6 Mike Bailey surveys the growing trend in middle-temperature firing and guides the reader by practical knowledge. He discusses a range of different glazes, including special effects, glaze stains, and underglaze colors, giving both recipes and tips for ensuring success.
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Author: Phil Rogers

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237214

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7466

Ash Glazes has been designed as an introduction and practical handbook to this glazing technique, covering the history of ash glazes and the practicalities of collecting and testing wood ashes and transforming them into glazes. It will provide inspiration for working potters and delight all those interested in contemporary ceramics.
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Creative Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 157498294X

Category: Art

Page: 135

View: 993

Book Description: Electric kilns are a wonderful thing! They're so readily available and simple to install that any artist can take advantage of the incredible potential this tool has to offer. Nearly every ceramic artist now uses one in some capacity in their studio because electric firing offers a control and dependability not found with any other type of firing. As the popularity of electric kilns has increased over the past few decades, manufacturers and suppliers made this tool even more versatile. Advances in controllers, energy efficiency, materials and safety make it possible for studio potters to take advantage of this tool for relatively little investment. In Electric Firing: Creative Techniques you'll discover the contributions of studio artists who use electric kilns. They eagerly share the results of their experiments, their research and their artistic successes. Build on what they've learned through the up-to-date information on processes, glazes, tools, materials and techniques they provide. At one time you could make Low-Fire Electric Reds by mixing your own. David Gamble explores the new types of commercially-available reds that will add zing to your work. Gail Kendall demonstrates her step-by-step for decorating colorful work using a variety of methods in Low-Fire Surface Decoration. DaNisha Sculpture is the collaboration of two talented artists, Nisha and Dan Ferguson. The electric kiln allowed them to concentrate on their elaborate forms and decoration. Using the vessel for narrative storytelling inspires Jitka Palmer, who says she enjoys painting on curved surfaces because it makes the images more dramatic. See examples of Using Colorful Underglazes in a variety of ways by top artists. Each winter Kesl and Tilton collaborate on work and their story is intriguing. You'll get a rare look at a sustained involvement of a passionate team. Scott Bennett finds inspiration in jewelry and explores what happens when you make brooches, pins and rings monumental in size. V'Lou Oliveira uses commercial glazes for the brilliant colors that enhance her playful iconclastic approach to her work. China Paint is at the lowest end of the temperature range in ceramics and Paul Lewing guides you through the basics to get you started. Joan Takayama-Ogawa uses china paints to decorate her unusual teapots and constructions sometimes taking up to 9 firings to finish a piece. Versatile Recipes for engobes, slips, glazes and self-glazing clays can add a lot of character to your work. Looking at one of the most influential potters of all time, John McQuistion pays Homage to Palissy in his artistic work. Palissy would be amazed at the modern twist. When it comes to Surface and Form Kelly King achieves a personal and contemporary sense of design sure to inspire you. Faith Rahill shows you that Creating Neriage Blocks provide a great way to work three dimensionally with patterns and images. Laura Kukkee reveals how her subtle change in a technique lead her to impressive results with her slip decorating. Paul Wandless maintains that Testing Your Clay provides you with information you can observe, touch and feel firsthand in your own environment. You can expand the capabilities of your electric kiln with gas by Building a Gas/Electric Kiln. It's all about hybrids now. We live in an era of recycling so it makes sense to have a description for Converting an Electric Kiln for Wood or Gas Firing. If you missed the lecture on kilns, you'll appreciate this refresher course on the Ten Basics of Firing. And much much more!.
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Materials, Recipes and Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 138

View: 3734

A collection of articles published in Ceramics Monthly dealing with glazes. Written by and about artists and experts, these articles cover a wide range of materials, recipes, and techniques used in the glazing of work by both studio potters and ceramic artists. This book is a great example of how the modern potter uses a combination of trial-and-error discoveries along with information from scientists and engineers in the field to achieve unique effects that are the signature of the current ceramics art movement.
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Finishing Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574985280

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 3808

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Making Ware, Glazes, Building Kilns, Firing

Author: Steven Branfman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592959

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 175

View: 8781

Master the art of raku, from firing to finishing. This is the definitive reference on this unique form of ceramics. Both novice and experienced ceramists familiar with raku will be informed and inspired by this newly updated, technique-based book with how-to photos and text. Mastering Raku covers such topics as the history and philosophy of raku, types of clay, forming techniques, firing, glazes and decoration. Types of kilns and kiln construction are also fully explained and the book includes a gallery of works from around the world along with updated clay and glaze recipes.
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Mastering the Craft

Author: Richard Zakin

Publisher: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ceramics

Page: 280

View: 3700

In this in-depth volume, you'll follow master potter Richard Zakin through step-by-step procedures for buying and formulating clays, choosing and applying glazes, and forming and firing clay bodies.
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Author: Richard Dewar

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218374

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1334

Stoneware is a hard, strong, and vitrified ware, usually fired above 1200 C (2192 F), which allows the body and glaze to mature at the same time and form an integrated body-glaze layer. During firing, the organic matter found in clay is burned away, the color changes, and a layer of glass is fused onto the surface. The quality of the glaze owes much to the establishment of this layer, and it is therefore the glaze quality that determines a ware's acceptance as stoneware. Such high firing can achieve qualities and finishes that appeal to many potters; however, firing clay at such high temperatures imposes particular demands on the clay, glazes, and kilns. In Stoneware, Richard Dewar discusses the various considerations that need to be taken into account when working at higher temperatures and shows the myriad techniques and glazes that can be used to achieve excellent results. Including the work of Sandy Brown, Will Levi Marshall, Robin Welch, John Calver, and other internationally known artists, this handbook is the only one available on this increasingly popular subject.
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The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists

Author: Kristin Muller,Jeff Zamek

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610581601

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 4352

Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter's Studio Handbook and The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the best of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques together with comprehensive instruction for clays and glazes. Inside, you'll find: —expert tips and tricks for selecting and preparing your clay, constructing slab projects, throwing and centering clay on the wheel, firing your project to perfection —16 beautiful and functional projects with step-by-step photos using wheel-throwing, hand-building, and slipcasting techniques that can be done at home —more than 40 formulas for unique clays and glazes with instructions on how to use them plus troubleshooting tips from the experts —behind-the-scenes access to production and mining facilities . . . and much more!
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Author: Jack Doherty

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218275

Category: Art

Page: 112

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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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Author: John Britt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592164

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 6204

"With recipes for mixing, testing, applying, and firing hundreds of high-fire glazes, this fully illustrated reference will help all ceramists gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors that make them work."--Book Jacket.
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Author: Gordon Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195189485

Category: Art

Page: 1201

View: 679

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western culture. With over 1,000 entries, as well as hundreds drawn from the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, this topical collection is a valuable resource for those interested in the history, practice, and mechanics of the decorative arts. Accompanied by almost 100 color and more than 500 black and white illustrations, the 1,290 pages of this title include hundreds of entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, as well as concise definitions on art forms and style. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and the Wiener Wekstatte, or delve into the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.
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Zweiter Band Massen, Glasuren, Farbkörper Herstellungsverfahren

Author: Felix Singer,Sonja S. Singer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642929893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 6401

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ein Arbeitsbuch für Glass Fusing, Glasmalerei und Flammenarbeit mit Glas

Author: Bettina Eberle,Susi Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258062303

Category: Glass blowing and working

Page: 152

View: 352

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