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Make It in Clay: A Beginner's Guide to Ceramics
Charlotte F. Speight
Synopses & Reviews
This introductory guide to ceramics is geared to a simple, beginning studio situation. The text provides descriptions of basic tools, materials, and techniques paired with ample illustrations of processes to help beginners get started in clay.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-196) and index.
Table of Contents
In each chapter: Key Terms / Creative Exercises / Notes and Sketches 1. The Ceramics Studio Early Pottery Methods The Contemporary Studio Ceramics Studio Equipment 2. About Clay How Clay Was Formed Types of Clay Prepared Clay Bodies Health and Safety Ventilation Personal Protection Studio Health and Safety Rules Clay Recipes to Mix Wedging 3. Handbuilding Aesthetic Considerations History of Pinching Tools Hands as Tools Collecting Tools Pinching History of Coiling Making the Coils Building with Coils Scoring and Using Slip Profile of a Potter: Juliet Thorne Keeping Work Damp Drying Your Work 4. Slabs and Tiles History of Slabs Making Slabs Building with Slabs Hard-edged Forms Open Box to Sculpture Soft Slab Construction Tiles Making Tiles Drying Tiles 5. Sculpture History of Sculpture Relief Sculpture Sculpture-in-the-Round Sketching and Clay Tools Hands as Tools Armatures Building Hollow Building Solid Mixed Media and Installations 6. Molds History of Molds Hump Molds Press Molds Drape Molds Slip Casting 7. The Wheel History: From Turntable to Wheel Learning to Throw Types of Wheels Centering Opening Pulling Up the Wall Throwing a Mug Pulling a Handle Thrown Forms Throwing a Vase Throwing a Bowl Profile of a Potter: Ross Spangler Trimming Altered Forms 8. Surfaces History of Surfaces Texture Burnishing Engobe and Slip Sgraffito Terra Sigillata Oxides and Stains Underglazes Decorative Underglaze Techniques Glazes Mixing and Testing Glazes Applying Glaze Dipping a Glaze Pouring Glazes Spraying Glazes Surface Treatments Resist Methods China Paints, Overglazes, and Enamels 9. Firing History of Firing What Happens in the Fire Bisque Firing Loading a Bisque Kiln Monitoring the Kiln Glaze Firing Transformation Oxidation and Reduction Atmospheres Historical Raku Contemporary Raku Wood Firing Salt-Glazing Your Future in Clay Profile: Ben Owen
Glossary Further Reading Index
ISBN: 9780767417013 Author: Speight, Charlotte F. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education Author: Toki, John Author: Speight, Charlotte Location: Mountain View, CA Subject: General Subject: Pottery & Ceramics Subject: Pottery craft Subject: Clay Subject: Polymer clay. Subject: General Art Subject: Clay,Ceramics Studio,History,Glazes,Pottery,Firing,Molds,Sculpture,Slabs,Contemporary Studio,Pottery Methods,Ceramics Studio Equipment Subject: Crafts-Ceramic Technique Copyright: 2001 Edition Number: 2 Edition Description: Includes bibliographical references and index. Series Volume: 96.12 Publication Date: February 2001 Binding: TRADE PAPER Grade Level: College/higher education: Language: English Illustrations: Yes Pages: 201 Dimensions: 10.92x8.70x.44 in. 1.69 lbs.
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