Alternative Kilns Firing Techniques

Alternative Kilns   Firing Techniques Author James C. Watkins
ISBN-10 1579904556
Year 2004
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Lark Books
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Ceramicists searching for new ways to fire their creations now have a wealth of options. Authors James Watkins and Paul Wandless, along with a group of distinguished artisans, demonstrate in detail how to build low-cost, low-tech, yet high-quality kilns. These clever devices make it possible to produce rich surface effects from alternative reduction firing techniques. In addition to showing the basic procedures for using each kiln, easy-to-follow directions for many fast-fire methods unfold in color photographs: you’ll see how to achieve terra sigillata surfaces with direct chemical application, and how to do traditional crackle-glaze raku and smoke finishes.

Alternative Kilns

Alternative Kilns Author Ian Gregory
ISBN-10 0812219023
Year 2005-06-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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The art of kiln building has survived for centuries without many changes to its basic principles. This book offers radically new ideas and different approaches to the age-old skill. The Alternative Kiln takes a fresh look at the process of kiln building, suggesting unconventional materials and new styles of kilns, many of which are art forms in their own right. These nontraditional kilns reflect the creative and inventive spirit of pottery. Designed for the experienced kiln-builder, the book provides a few basic instructions as well. Heavily illustrated, this volume is an instructional as well as inspirational book, which should appeal to all levels of kiln builders.

Mastering Raku

Mastering Raku Author Steven Branfman
ISBN-10 1600592953
Year 2009
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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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.

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails Author Matthew Stein
ISBN-10 9781933392455
Year 2008
Pages 493
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.

Pit Firing Ceramics

Pit Firing Ceramics Author Dawn Whitehand
ISBN-10 0764341723
Year 2013
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Schiffer Pub Limited
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When digging for clues about an ancient society's culture, nothing is more valuable to an archaeologist than ceramic remnants. Dawn Whitehand explains why. Her text is the first to comprehensively explore the complex nature of pit firing based on historical evidence and the artistic perspectives of contemporary ceramicists. Many specialist texts discuss ceramics from an artistic, craft-based, anthropological, archaeological, or historical viewpoint. This book draws information from all these sources and presents it in an informative and accessible manner. Included is a historical chapter, a how-to chapter, and a series of artist profiles that showcase the pit fired ceramics of contemporary practitioners. The book contains detailed photographs of the process and a glossary for those who wish to further explore pit firing and ceramics. It will appeal to everyone from the novice ceramicist to the serious art historian and collector.

Techniques Using Slips

Techniques Using Slips Author John Mathieson
ISBN-10 9781408106266
Year 2010-04-30
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Covers a wide range of ways to use slips to decorate ceramic works, illustrated with contemporary examples.

Naked Clay

Naked Clay Author Jane Perryman
ISBN-10 0812220560
Year 2008-10-28
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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A practical manual of alternative methods for finishing unglazed ceramics.

Raku

Raku Author Steven Branfman
ISBN-10 0873419111
Year 2001-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications Incorporated
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Raku is a pottery technique in which the ware is quickly fired, removed from the kiln while it is hot and the glaze is molten, and completed in a post-firing phase outside the kiln. This useful handbook guides beginning and intermediate potters through each stage of raku, from its origins and history to clays and glazes, instructions on firing, combustion, and post-firing methods. Dozens of recipes are included for clay bodies and glazes, as well as recommendations for using commercial products. Detailed information is provided for building or buying raku kilns, with troubleshooting guidelines for firing and kiln design issues. Author Steven Branfman has expanded and updated his original edition, including more information on slip resist/naked raku, raku saggar, fuming, vapour glazing, and other related techniques, and many more photographs.

Kiln Construction

Kiln Construction Author Joe Finch
ISBN-10 0713670126
Year 2006-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher American Mathematical Soc.
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Emphasizing practicality at every step in the process, this book will aid potters who are ready to build their own kilns and gain more control and flexibility in their work. This brick by brick approach will help readers navigate the difficult but rewarding process of kiln building.

Fired Up with Raku

Fired Up with Raku Author Irene Poulton
ISBN-10 1861268483
Year 2006
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Crowood Press
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The origins of raku can be traced back hundreds of years to Japan, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years, potters have embraced and adapted these methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques. Irene Poulton, who has specialized in raku firing for over 20 years, considers the origins of raku before offering 300 glaze recipes. A selection of other potters also share their ideas. With 100 color photos of raku-fired pieces, this is an outstanding source of information and inspiration for all potters.

Making Native American Pottery

Making Native American Pottery Author Michael W. Simpson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021458919
Year 1991
Pages 77
Language en
Publisher Happy Camp, Calif. : Naturegraph Publishers
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Michael Simpson tells in easy-to-understand steps, according to traditional methods, how to gather and process clay, form several types of Native American pots, make designs and finishes, slip and decorate, and burnish and fire pottery without using a kiln. Simpson (part Cherokee and Yakima) was taught by Doris Blue, a Catawba master potter. Fully illustrated with color and black and white photographs.

Raku

Raku Author Tim Andrews
ISBN-10 0873499107
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications Incorporated
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The Japanese art of Raku, a challenging pottery firing technique that uses fire and smoke to form unique patterns on the glaze, has long been a favorite of ceramists. This comprehensive overview of Raku explores the fascinating art and its history in full detail.Inside, readers will find information on the clay types used in Raku and the subsequent firing process, as well as the glazes, techniques and reproduction processes common to the art. This new edition has been completely re-written and updated with over 200 all new, full-color photos of beautiful Raku pottery. It also contains an in-depth history of the origins of Raku, its development over the last 20 years, and the changes in techniques and perception of the art during that time.·

The Kiln Book

The Kiln Book Author Frederick L. Olsen
ISBN-10 1408111411
Year 2011
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher A&C Black Visual Arts
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The Kiln Book is a well-established classic in the field of kiln building. This 4th edition is a fully revised and updated version, bursting with colour images of kilns in all their various stages of construction. The most comprehensive book on kiln building available, all the essential information is provided on important basics such as all types of bricks, ceramic fiber, angle iron and other building materials, chimneys, kiln design and draft and fuel choice. It covers all kiln types including gas, wood, oil, electric and various combinations, as well as being packed with plans, drawings and advice. It gives you the details and the finer points which are crucial for those building more ambitious kilns. There are many other kiln books but none so comprehensive.

Low firing and Burnishing

Low firing and Burnishing Author Sumi von Dassow
ISBN-10 9781408106365
Year 2009-10-16
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. Many ancient cultures and contemporary potters use methods of low firing, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create a more natural finish. The advantages are that it can be done without a kiln using old dustbins, pits dug out of the earth, or bonfires, meaning that providing you have outdoor space, it can be done on a low budget. This book is a step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which focuses on how to do low firing and natural finishes, with many illustrations of beautiful work by contemporary makers. Chapters include burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.