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Surface Decoration Techniques

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Ceramic art consists of two major components: surface and form. Either one can make your sculpture or pot a success or a failure. In Surface Decoration Techniques, you’ll discover a wealth of ...(Scroll for more.)

Clay & Cuisine

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Handmade pots and home-cooked meals go hand in hand and it is not surprising that many potters also happen to be foodies. So we decided to put together another book that combines food and pots, a follow up to Sumi von Dassow’s popular book In the Potters Kitchen. Clay & Cuisine brings together...(Scroll for more.)

Additions to Clay Bodies

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This book is an introduction to the use of additions in clay bodies, from hard materials like stones and glass to combustible matter, fiber, metals and color. It looks at the work of a range of contemporary international makers who are using additions to create...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramic Transfer Printing

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Ceramic transfer (or decal) printing, provides an exciting creative potential for any ceramic artist. With the up-to-date techniques detailed here, you can transfer pictures, patterns or text onto both two- and three-dimensional forms. Most importantly, printing on ceramics achieves distinct aesthetic effects ...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramics and the Human Figure

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The human figure has been represented in clay throughout history and continues to evolve today. Artists are working with the figure in new ways, playing with materials and forms, and making use of...(Scroll for more.)

Colour in Glazes

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A complete guide to getting a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes, Linda Bloomfield looks at a full range of materials and options for creating colors in glazes. This book is...(Scroll for more.)

Contemporary Tableware

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Tableware has occupied a special place in our kitchens and dining rooms for thousands of years, and continues to enchant us today. Ranging from...(Scroll for more.)

From a Slab of Clay

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Working with clay slabs offers more opportunities than any other forming process. From small dishes and plates to architectural installments, slabs can be used to create any form, any size. When Daryl E. Baird took...(Scroll for more.)

From Mud to Music

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Explore the rich culture of ceramic musical instruments and the wide variety of instruments being made today. Barry Hall discusses the...(Scroll for more.)

In the Potter’s Kitchen

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Do you even know any potters who don’t cook? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a pottery design, technique, and glaze recipe book put together with a food recipe book? Well now there is, and it comes from...(Scroll for more.)

Masters: Earthenware

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As the world’s oldest clay body, earthenware is anything but outdated. On the contrary, after flipping through the pages of Masters: Earthenware, you’ll see it...(Scroll for more.)

Naked Raku and Related Bare Clay Techniques

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This definitive book on naked raku results from years of studio work, workshop presentations, conversations, and research. Guided by Eduardo Lazo’s expertise, contributors Kate and Will Jacobson, Wally Asselberghs, Linda...(Scroll for more.)

Sustainable Ceramics

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More and more, artists are interested in producing work that’s not only beautifully designed and produced, but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. In Sustainable Ceramics, pioneer Robert Harrison draws on...(Scroll for more.)

The Extruder Book: 2nd Edition

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This extensive how-to book puts you in touch with all the creative potential of the extruder. With more than 50% new material, this book features new works by artists, up-to-date information on extruders, and sixteen great step-by-step demonstrations, making it a must for anyone with an extruder in their studio.

The Kiln Book

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Fred Olsen is one of the leading pioneers in explaining everything about kilns to the studio potter and his book is one of the best selling references on the topic. This book covers it all from refractory materials and applications to design principles and construction techniques...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramic Jewelry

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Body adornment is one of the oldest art forms and throughout history, people all over the world have decorated their bodies in one way or another. In its earliest and most primitive forms, clay and earth pigments were smeared or painted on the body to adorn it and to create mystery or theatre during rituals. Beads made from a variety of materials were one of the simplest forms of jewelry, and were also used as currency, to confer status and to ward off bad spirits...(Scroll for more.)

Large Scale Ceramics

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Large scale ceramics demand a number of considerations that do not concern most ceramists: kiln size, assembling, weatherproofing and installation are some of the things that must be taken into account. Large-scale Ceramics discusses these issues as well as giving advice on obtaining and handling commissions.

Throwing Large

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Throwing large work is definitely challenging and takes a different approach than throwing normal-sized pots. Nic Collins looks at throwing purely from the perspective of making very large work. He assumes you can already throw, but different techniques are needed when making large work because of all the added problems—buckling, collapsing, warping...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramic Art: Innovative Techniques

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When it comes to innovation, ceramic artists rank at the top. What is it about clay that brings out the creative spirit in us? Unlike a canvas to be painted or a stone to be carved, clay presents unlimited possibilities. You can shape it, throw it, pour it, carve it, stamp it, paint it—anything. It’s the most versatile of mediums...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramic Projects: Forming Techniques

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One of the most remarkable things about clay is that you can make most anything from it, and in Ceramic Projects: Forming Techniques dozens of clay artists prove this over and over...(Scroll for more.)

Extruder, Mold and Tile: Forming Techniques

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Get in on the latest techniques from 21st century potters with a book that covers three of the most critical aspects of the ceramic process in up-to-date terms. Find out how 30 ‘with it’ ceramic artists create unique forms and the methods they use to glaze and decorate their work...(Scroll for more.)

Glazes & Glazing: Finishing Techniques

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We all remember our first experience with glazing and how our hopes usually exceeded our skills–and knowledge. Glazing plays an important part of ceramic art but can be rather mysterious to both the newcomer and the seasoned professional...(Scroll for more.)

Raku Firing: Advanced Techniques

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Raku is one of the most exciting and popular techniques in ceramics. From the ball of clay to the final fired piece, you’re in control of every creative aspect along the way, and the basic raku process is within the reach of potters of any age or skill level. But when the technically skilled and highly creative artists turn to raku, they explore and experiment to take the medium to an inspiring level.

Raku, Pit & Barrel: Firing Techniques

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Raku, pit and barrel firing are three of the most popular firing techniques in ceramics. Accessible to anyone involved in this expressive medium, the unifying theme of these three techniques is the ability to work directly with the fire to achieve both quick and unique results not available with more conventional firing techniques.

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