Mastering Raku

Mastering Raku

Author: Steven Branfman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1600592953

Category: Firing (Pottery)

Page: 180

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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.

Handmade Culture

Handmade Culture

Author: Morgan Pitelka

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824862749

Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 590

Handmade Culture is the first comprehensive and cohesive study in any language to examine Raku, one of Japan’s most famous arts and a pottery technique practiced around the world. More than a history of ceramics, this innovative work considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval. It combines scholarly erudition with an accessible story through its lively and lucid prose and its generous illustrations. The author’s own experiences as the son of a professional potter and a historian inform his unique interdisciplinary approach, manifested particularly in his sensitivity to both technical ceramic issues and theoretical historical concerns. Handmade Culture makes ample use of archaeological evidence, heirloom ceramics, tea diaries, letters, woodblock prints, and gazetteers and other publications to narrate the compelling history of Raku, a fresh approach that sheds light not only on an important traditional art from Japan, but on the study of cultural history itself.

Raku Fundamentals

Raku Fundamentals

Author: Moritz Lenz

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484261089

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 678

Gain the skills to begin developing Raku applications from the ground up in this hands-on compact book, which includes a foreword from Larry Wall, creator of Perl. You’ll learn enough to get started building with Raku, using Raku's gradual typing, handy object orientated features, powerful parsing capabilities, and human-usable concurrency. This book has been updated to include the latest version of Raku based upon the Perl 6.d major version which includes over 3,400 new commits in its specification. After a short introduction, each chapter develops a small example project, explaining the Raku features used. When the example is done, you’ll explore another aspect, such as optimizing further for readability or testing the code. Along the way you’ll see Raku basics, such as variables and scoping; subroutines; classes and objects; regexes; and code testing. When you’ve mastered the basics, Raku Fundamentals moves onto more advanced topics to give you a deeper understanding of the language. You’ll learn, amongst other things, how to work with persistent storage, how to generate good error messages, and how to write tricky applications such as a file and directory usage graph and a Unicode search tool. What You Will Learn Get coding with latest version of Raku Work on several hands-on examples and projects Integrate Python libraries into your Raku-based programs Parse INI files using regexes and grammars Build a date-time converter Carry out refactoring and other automated tests Who This Book Is For If you already know one or more programming languages, and want to learn about Raku, then this book is for you.

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Author: Lindsay Oesterritter

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780760364895

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 662

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. 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 the Potter's Wheel.

Marriage, Outlaw Style

Marriage, Outlaw Style

Author: Cindy Gerard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459265301

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 939

OUTLAW HEARTS FROM CLASSROOM RIVALS… Was Maddie Brannigan out of her cotton-pickin' mind? Waking up next to her sworn enemy, of all things. Sure, Clay James was the sexiest hunk in Jackson Hole. Sure, the rugged businessman came to her rescue. But Maddie had fought enough childhood battles to know better. Or did she? …TO BEDROOM BUDDIES Clay wondered what had come over him! Saving this exasperating, irresistible damsel in distress got him into a whole heap of trouble—the 6 lb, 12 oz kind. But one look into this mesmerizing mother-to-be's big brown eyes and he knew his marriage proposal was more than a matter of dute. Now he just was to convince Maddie to say "I do." OUTLAW HEARTS: Three sexy brothers discover they can act the outlaw—but can't stop love from stealing their hearts. Watch for the third book in this exciting miniseries—coming in February 1999!

The Healing Power of Reiki

The Healing Power of Reiki

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781507210888

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 898

Learn all about the ever-growing trend of energy healing with reiki and how you can tap into this ancient practice and reach your optimal mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Dive into the ancient dealing power of reiki! Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that has been shown to reduce stress, promote healing, and enhance your quality of life. In The Healing Power of Reiki, you will learn the basics of reiki, the history of this practice, and how to harness negative energy and promote healing through hand placement. This beautiful gift book can help you learn how to boost your mood, heal yourself, and live a happy, balanced life.

Yoga Journal Presents Your Guide to Reiki

Yoga Journal Presents Your Guide to Reiki

Author: Journal Yoga

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440593857

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 420

Discover the healing art of Reiki! The Japanese healing art of Reiki enhances balance and amplifies energy while reducing stress, promoting healing, and significantly improving your quality of life. In Yoga Journal Presents: Your Guide to Reiki, you'll find expert information on the popular hands-on holistic therapy that encourages relaxation and eases pain by transmitting energy between the practitioner and recipient. This accessible and comprehensive guide teaches you how to: Identify where energy enters and leaves the body and encourage the flow of this energy where it is needed Connect with the Universal Life Force through a Reiki attunement Establish your personal Reiki routine for self-treatment and healing others Balance energy flow throughout the body Participate in Reiki shares Create a Reiki-centered spiritual lifestyle Whether you're new to Reiki or already a practitioner, this guide will help you deepen your practice and restore balance throughout the body, mind, and spirit.

Nontraditional College Routes to Careers

Nontraditional College Routes to Careers

Author: Sarah Splaver

Publisher: Julian Messner

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031656890

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 255

View: 214

Discusses some of the changes taking place in college education, including special interest programs, interdisciplinary majors, study abroad, multi-media learning, the "University without Walls, " and others.