Mastering Kilns and Firing

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Author: Lindsay Oesterritter

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780760364888

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing. Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic look of ash rivulets. In this book, Lindsay Oesterritter provides a crash course in the most accessible methods of alternative firing. Raku firing requires minimal equipment and can easily be fueled with a standard propane tank. Likewise, pit and barrel firing do not require much in the way of initial investment. Yet all these techniques provide an immediate glimpse into the magic of firing. Bright reds and blues, dramatic black and white crackle, even metallic luster are instantly possible. For more experienced potters and studios looking to offer more, Oesterritter also explores wood-fired kilns. Drawing on years of experience and extensive interviews with fellow wood-fire potters, there is no comparable resource on the market. Features on top potters working today get to the heart of specialty techniques and asides show firing variations and traditional kilns in different cultures around the world. A gallery of showstopping work from a diverse group of artists round out the package and inspire you to get started.

Mastering Raku

Mastering Raku

Author: Steven Branfman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600592953

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 175

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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.

Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Author: Ben Carter

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA

ISBN: 9780760351239

Category: Art

Page: 211

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Take your skills—and your work—to the next level. Mastering the Potter's Wheel starts with an introduction to wheel-throwing, from centering to creating the basic forms. What pushes this book beyond the competition, however, are the techniques offered in the chapters that follow. From a variety of methods for throwing large objects such as pitchers and platters, to alterations, darting, and paddling, this book offers potters a world of possibilities. With galleries featuring today's top working artists, including Kyle Carpenter, Sam Chung, Chandra DeBuse, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, Ayumie Horie, Forrest Lesch-Middleton, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Matt Long, Alex Matisse, Lorna Meaden, Doug Peltzman, Mackenzie Smith, Shawn Spangler, and many more, you'll also find page after page of inspiration. The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today’s top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions. Also available from the series: Mastering Hand Building and Mastering Kilns and Firing.

Mastering Hand Building

Mastering Hand Building

Author: Sunshine Cobb

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760362723

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 211

View: 974

From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay. Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside. Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more. Take your hand building skills—and your artwork—to the next level with Mastering Hand Building. The Mastering Ceramics series is for artists who never stop learning. With compelling projects, expert insight, step-by-step photos, and galleries of work from today’s top artists, these books are the perfect studio companions. Also available from the series: Mastering the Potter's Wheel and Mastering Kilns and Firing.

Best Kiln Tips for Beginners

Best Kiln Tips for Beginners

Author: Alex Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798558031003

Category:

Page: 38

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When it comes to building your pottery skills, having a kiln is a very important thing. Kilns are used to fire pottery, which is your work, and they are a huge part of making sure that you have the best pottery experience. This post will discuss the best kilt tips that you should keep in mind, and some important things to remember when you're firing pottery in a kiln.

International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research (i-CADER 2014)

International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research (i-CADER 2014)

Author: Oskar Hasdinor Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812873323

Category: Education

Page: 709

View: 709

This book focuses on Art and Design Education Research. Gathering 72 papers illustrated with diagrams and tables, they provide state-of-the-art information on infrastructure and sustainable issues in Art and Design, focusing on Design Industrial Applications, Visual Communication and New Media, Art Education Research, Cultural Studies, and the Social Implications of Art. They also offer detailed information on innovative research trends in Design Technology and Multimedia Design, as well as a compilation of interdisciplinary findings combining the Humanities and Quality of Life in Art and Design.

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Research of Arts, Design and Humanities (ISRADH 2014)

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Research of Arts, Design and Humanities (ISRADH 2014)

Author: Oskar Hasdinor Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812875303

Category: Education

Page: 556

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This book examines the interaction between art, design, technology and the social sciences. It features 56 papers that were presented at the International Symposium on Research of Arts, Design and Humanities, ISRADH 2014, held at Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Complete with helpful diagrams and tables, the papers cover such topics as artificial reef development, racial discourse in the social media, stoneware as a replacement material for modern ventilation walls, and factors contributing to internet abuse in the workplace. Overall, the coverage focuses on global design trends and demands with an emphasis on people, business and technology. Inside, readers will find information on art and science in industrial applications; art management and entrepreneurship; cognitive, psychological and behavioral science; design technology and sustainable development; humanities and social applications in quality of life; social implications of technology; and visual communication and technologies. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the book features insightful discussions among academicians and industrial practitioners on the evolution of design that will appeal to researchers, designers and students.

Mastering the Machine Revisited

Mastering the Machine Revisited

Author: Ian Smillie

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110326555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 685

Mastering the Machine Revisited is about the connection between poverty, aid and technology. It is about the search driven today by greater extreme poverty than has ever been known, and by a realization that the technologies applied to the problem have severe limitations.