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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.)

The Robin Hopper Collection—SAVE $50

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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.)

The Paul Lewing China Painting Collection

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Get a book and a DVD! 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.)

Functional Pottery

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Functional Pottery has been used by potters around the world and in a great many colleges and universities as required reading. It’s a book of personal development in the design, making, and aesthetics of ceramics objects for use, based on more than 40 years of practical experience. This book includes images of work by potters from...(Scroll for more.)

The Ceramic Spectrum

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The accepted standard for understanding glazes, underglazes, colored clays, and engobes, this book explores glaze and color making in a hands-on way that follows the empirical understanding used for...(Scroll for more.)

Rudy Autio

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This biography is a history and celebration of Rudy Autio’s life, work, career, and techniques. Rudy Autio is considered one of the most important and influential ceramic artists that worked in the United States during the last fifty years. With works in the permanent collections of museums around the world...(Scroll for more.)

The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill

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Have you ever walked through the woods and noticed the textures on the trees or on the ground? That interplay between moss, bark, lichens, ferns and leaves draws you in with its complex patterns... (Scroll for more.)

The Potter’s Professional Handbook

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The perfect resource for individuals wishing to take the next step in their involvement with clay. Written by Steven Branfman, The Potter’s Professional Handbook covers topics ranging from determining what a professional is to equipment selection, setting up shop, marketing your work, and much more...(Scroll for more.)

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