Make It in Clay: A Beginner's Guide to Ceramics

Make It in Clay: A Beginner's Guide to Ceramics

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 201 pages
  • 226.06 x 274.32 x 5.08mm | 680.39g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0767417011
  • 9780767417013
  • 1,795,307

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 Indexshow more

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