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 Kilns and Firing

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Author: Lindsay Oesterritter

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780760364888

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 355

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.

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: 212

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

View: 471

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 Quantum Mechanics

Mastering Quantum Mechanics

Author: Barton Zwiebach

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262046138

Category: Science

Page: 1104

View: 752

A complete overview of quantum mechanics, covering essential concepts and results, theoretical foundations, and applications. This undergraduate textbook offers a comprehensive overview of quantum mechanics, beginning with essential concepts and results, proceeding through the theoretical foundations that provide the field’s conceptual framework, and concluding with the tools and applications students will need for advanced studies and for research. Drawn from lectures created for MIT undergraduates and for the popular MITx online course, “Mastering Quantum Mechanics,” the text presents the material in a modern and approachable manner while still including the traditional topics necessary for a well-rounded understanding of the subject. As the book progresses, the treatment gradually increases in difficulty, matching students’ increasingly sophisticated understanding of the material. • Part 1 covers states and probability amplitudes, the Schrödinger equation, energy eigenstates of particles in potentials, the hydrogen atom, and spin one-half particles • Part 2 covers mathematical tools, the pictures of quantum mechanics and the axioms of quantum mechanics, entanglement and tensor products, angular momentum, and identical particles. • Part 3 introduces tools and techniques that help students master the theoretical concepts with a focus on approximation methods. • 236 exercises and 286 end-of-chapter problems • 248 figures

Mastering Creative Anxiety

Mastering Creative Anxiety

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319337

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 379

In his decades as a psychotherapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled “writer’s block,” “procrastination,” or “stage fright.” It’s the particular anxiety that, paradoxically, keeps creators from doing, completing, or sharing the work they are driven toward. This “creative anxiety” can take the form of avoiding the work, declaring it not good enough, or failing to market it — and it can cripple creators for decades, even lifetimes. But Maisel has learned what sets successful creators apart. He shares these strategies here, including artist-specific stress management; how to work despite bruised egos, day jobs, and other inevitable frustrations; and what not to do to deal with anxiety. Implementing these 24 lessons replaces the pain of not creating with the profound rewards of free artistic self-expression.

Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Mastering Herringbone Stitch

Author: Melinda Barta

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620335147

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 718

A fresh and thorough approach to learning and mastering herringbone stitch! A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch. Additional chapters cover combining herringbone with other beadweaving techniques such as peyote stitch, square stitch, brick stitch, and right-angle weave. Former Beadwork Designers of the Year such as Kelly Wiese, Lisa Kan, Leslie Frazier, Carole Ohl, Jean Power, Jill Wiseman, and Jean Campbell, contribute project designs to demonstrate a range of styles. Twenty new step-by-step projects are included, with many variations. Take your beading to the next level with Mastering Herringbone Stitch--a comprehensive guide for advanced beginners as well as an inspirational resource.

Reiki: Reiki for Beginners Personal Guide: Unlock the Power of Reiki, Mastering Reiki and the Art of Natural Healing

Reiki: Reiki for Beginners Personal Guide: Unlock the Power of Reiki, Mastering Reiki and the Art of Natural Healing

Author: Anton Devlin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329044579

Category: Science

Page:

View: 897

I was introduced to the world of Reiki by a friend who lent me her book. It took time to get started because I don't learn as fast as the average Joe. It took lots of time and effort to learn and live these secrets that would ultimately re-shape my entire life! And now, sharing these secrets with you.

Reiki For Dummies

Reiki For Dummies

Author: Nina L. Paul

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119894506

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 827

Reiki—the alternative medicine therapy that's becoming mainstream Reiki is a subtle, non-invasive form of healing that uses spiritually guided life force energy, and 60% of top hospitals in the United States now offer it as complementary treatment for anxiety, depression, pain relief, and more. Reiki For Dummies is a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the origins of Reiki, where you can study Reiki, what it can do for you, what to expect in a session, and how to use Reiki at home. This book takes you through the principles, practice, and uses of Reiki—even if you're skeptical or taking your first Reiki class. Dummies is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in benefiting from Reiki or becoming a Reiki healer. Discover how Reiki fits in with other healing practices, and how it just might transform your life. This book makes it easy. Learn what Reiki is and how to find a Reiki practitioner Prepare for your Reiki session and set realistic goals and expectations Explore Reiki classes, symbols, and techniques Get started performing Reiki with basic hand positions and self-treatment Discover the fascinating history and evolution of this Japanese healing practice This edition has been expanded with new information on self-Reiki, mind-body healing with Reiki, and becoming a Reiki professional. Plus, you'll find the latest Reiki resources to expand your healing journey.