Wood-fired Ceramics

Wood-fired Ceramics

Author: Coll Minogue

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812235142

Category: Art

Page: 174

View: 199

This book describes the development of the main types of wood-fired kilns used by today's potters.

Wood-Fired Ceramics

Wood-Fired Ceramics

Author: Amedeo Salamoni

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764345338

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 841

With over 500 brilliant colour photographs, this book highlights the work of 100 innovative ceramic artists who still use the labour intensive, and sometimes unpredictable, process of wood-firing. Throughout the book, artists share several examples of their work, ranging from small pots to monumental installations, as well as their stories about their inspiration, influences, and techniques. The artists also relate how they have adapted various methods of wood-firing to their own needs and environments, using fast-fire, Noborigama, Anagama, and other kilns. Kiln drawings, information about firing logs, clay, glaze and slip formulas, and wood firing resources are also included. The artwork is representative of the diversity of styles, from glazing techniques to the often unique creations based on placement within the various kilns. This book is an essential for all who appreciate or practice ceramic art today.

Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics

Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics

Author: Marc Lancet

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 0873497422

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 608

Discover the traditions, techniques and technology behind the age-old Japanese art of wood-fired ceramics. Shrouded in mystery for centuries, especially in the Western world, the artistry behind Japanese-style wood-firing comes into the light in "Japanese Wood-Fired Ceramics." Authors Masakazu Kusakabe and Marc Lancet share everything you need to know to begin or improve as a wood-fire artist or connoisseur in this comprehensive reference to firing effects and techniques, surface development and kiln building. Features include: Step-by-step instructions to build two proven wood-fire kilns: the Dancing Fire Wood Kiln and the Sasukenei Smokeless Kiln, The first comprehensive English-language guide to yohen, the Japanese classification of wood-firing effects, colors and surfaces, Tried-and-true recipes for a variety of wood-fire glazes, A comprehensive guide through all six stages of the wood-firing process, Japanese insights into rarely discussed techniques and practices of wood-fired ceramics, More than 700 illustrations and full-color photographs. Book jacket.

Wood-fired Ceramics

Wood-fired Ceramics

Author: Coll Minogue

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713646217

Category: Ceramics

Page: 160

View: 299

Wood-firing ceramics have a long history, dating from medieval European and Japanese times. However, it is in the late 20th century that wood-firing has enjoyed a revival that has made it into one of the most active and vibrant areas of ceramics today. Wood-firers are to be found across the world with particularly active groups in Australia and New Zealand, the United States and Europe. In each of these areas, distinct developments have occured which have led wood-firing onto exciting paths. In this book Coll Minogue and Robert Sanderson look at the development of wood-firing ceramics over the last 30 years. They discuss the materials, kilns and firing techniques that have emerged, both for earthenware and stoneware, and they illustrate their text with the work and practices of an international group of artists.

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Mastering Kilns and Firing

Author: Lindsay Oesterritter

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780760364888

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 195

View: 616

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.

Firing Kilns

Firing Kilns

Author: Benedict Brierley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408185247

Category: Art

Page: 129

View: 711

This book is an accessible, practical introduction to the basics of firing clay in a kiln, looking at all the most popular methods.

Surface Design for Ceramics

Surface Design for Ceramics

Author: Maureen Mills

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579908447

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 148

View: 443

This studio reference captures all the popular techniques available for embellishing clay, as well as a wealth of practical information and detailed images that lead readers through every phase of the design and decorating process.

Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clusters

Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clusters

Author: Tai Wei Lim

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761864295

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 856

This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research.

Handbuilt Ceramics

Handbuilt Ceramics

Author: Kathy Triplett

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579901840

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 205

Provides an introduction to clay and pottery, plus instructions for eight projects using various methods, such as a basic pot, a coiled planter, and a slip-cast pitcher.

Smoke Firing

Smoke Firing

Author: Jane Perryman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812240898

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 189

This handsomely illustrated survey of contemporary international artists and their approaches to smoke-fired pottery is an inspirational resource for ceramics devotees, from seasoned practitioners to curious collectors.