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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.

Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques

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There are scores of techniques, hundreds of variations and thousands of combinations in ceramics. And it’s these combinations that make pottery art so exciting since no two people can produce the same work. This is a book about variety, but, more importantly, it’s about possibilities....(Scroll for more.)

Surface Decoration: Finishing Techniques

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When you’re ready to go beyond dipping, pouring and brushing the same palette of glazes onto your work, you’ll find the alternatives to surface decoration offered here to be an excellent jumping-off point...(Scroll for more.)

Surface, Glaze & Form: Pottery Techniques

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This book covers three of the most critical aspects of the ceramic process. Find out how 30 ceramic artists create unique forms and the methods they use to glaze and decorate their work. You’ll discover all types of forming, decorating, and glazing techniques illustrated in detailed step-by-step photo sequences that cover the gamut of possibilities...(Scroll for more.)

Throwing & Handbuilding: Forming Techniques

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Throwing and handbuilding are at the core of all studio ceramics techniques. Through skill and imagination, some of the most talented artists and craftsmen can take these basic techniques and produce extremely creative works of art...(Scroll for more.)

Advanced Raku Techniques

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A collection of articles and information published in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated dealing with raku beyond the range of most books on this topic. Written by and about accomplished raku artists and experts, this book explores a wide range of topics including techniques, materials, equipment, tools and recipes, as well as firsthand accounts of personal experiences and exploration. Both inspirational and instructional, this book is a valuable tool for any serious raku artist.

Barrel, Pit and Saggar Firing

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This Ceramics Monthly Handbook reflects the keen interest in pit firing and related techniques. The artists included here were carefully selected to illustrate the wide range of approaches to barrel, pit, and saggar firing. Works ranging from wheel-thrown and coil-built pots to complex sculpture are tied together by a similarity in the firing process...(Scroll for more.)

Creative Ideas for Clay Artists

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If you’re looking for ideas, here’s the place to start. Anderson Turner searched through more than 10 years of Ceramics Monthly and handpicked some of the most creative artists and techniques he could find...(Scroll for more.)

Exploring Electric Kiln Techniques

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The electric kiln has made the experience of pottery accessible to people from all walks of life. For those who would like to better understand the art and science of pottery, this Ceramics Monthly Handbook, edited by Sumi von Dassow, focuses on the expertise of ceramic artists who have explored the possibilities and potential of electric kilns...(Scroll for more.)

Glazes: Materials, Recipes and Techniques

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A collection of articles published in Ceramics Monthly dealing with glazes. Written by and about artists and experts, these articles cover a wide range of materials, recipes, and techniques used in the glazing of work by both studio potters and ceramic artists. This book is a great example of how the modern potter uses a combination of trial-and-error discoveries along with information from scientists and engineers in the field to achieve unique effects that are the signature of the current ceramics art movement.

Movers and Shakers in American Ceramics

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This remarkable collection of Ceramics Monthly articles, all written by Elaine Levin, tells the stories of some of the most notable figures of the ceramic art movement in the U.S. Levin relates the struggles and successes of 26 movers and shakers dedicated to unselfishly pushing ceramic art into uncharted territory so others could enjoy and benefit from their efforts...(Scroll for more.)

Studio Practices, Techniques and Tips

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In this collection of articles from the Ceramics Monthly archives published from the 1980s to the early 2000s, potters share their knowledge on a full range of topics including designing a studio, making and using tools and equipment, photographing work, marketing and sales, kilns and firing...(Scroll for more.)

Wood Firing: Journeys and Techniques

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For many potters, wood is more than just a source of heat for a kiln, it’s a process and even a way of life. Wood firing provides a link for ceramic artists to their surroundings and to pottery’s beginnings thousands of years ago...(Scroll for more.)

Ceramics: Mastering the Craft

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In this book, Richard Zakin takes you on a comprehensive journey through the information and ideas of the potter’s craft. He includes photographs of pieces made by leading artists, as well as comments by them concerning various aspects of their work...(Scroll for more.)

China Paint & Overglaze

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Invented in 9th century China, coveted in 17th century Europe, treasured in 19th century America, and neglected by art schools for more than 100 years, china painting is poised for a revival as new materials, new forms and new imagery appear...(Scroll for more.)

Shoji Hamada

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Part of being a potter is establishing a lifestyle that’s quite unlike the normal 9-5 job. Reading about how others have gone about the profession provides insights into our own decisions and can help us find our own way. Shoji Hamada is famous for being one of the first artist-potters in the 20th century, and together with Bernard Leach blazed a trail for us to follow...(Scroll for more.)

The Robin Hopper Collection—SAVE $35

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Robin Hopper is the author of three of the most highly acclaimed books for the studio potter: The Ceramic Spectrum, Functional Pottery and Making Marks. These three comprehensive books form the core of any ceramic art library because...(Scroll for more.)

The Potter’s Encyclopedia of Color, Form and Decoration

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Ceramic vessels come in an enormous variety of shapes, colors and decorative finishes — a fact that contributes to the appeal and excitement of pottery as a medium, while presenting the potter with a bewildering number of choices...(Scroll for more.)

Colored Clay with Curtis Benzle

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Colored clays have been used for centuries in ceramics to attain qualities not possible with any other technique. From jewelry and lighting to functional and sculptural pieces, working with colored clay requires a whole different way of thinking in ceramics...(Scroll for more.)

Making Marks

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Making Marks is about enriching the ceramic surface, the processes for doing it, and the concepts, idea development and personal research behind it. And while “making marks” is a generalized term used...(Scroll for more.)

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