Potter's Bible

An Essential Illustrated Reference for both Beginner and Advanced Potters

Author: Marylin Scott

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 1610583736

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7297


DIVAn essential illustrated reference for both beginner and advanced potters, these photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, firing and decorating techniques, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics even if you've never attempted pottery before. Learn about essential tools and equipment, different types and constituencies of clay, methods of production and much more. Includes dozens of ideas for creating textured surface effects and decorations./div

Potter's Bible

An Essential Illustrated Reference for Both Beginner and Advanced Potters

Author: Marylin Scott

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785821430

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5199


The Potter's Bible is a must-have guide for beginners and advanced potters with descriptions of the equipment and materials of the craft.

The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

Author: Frank Hamer,Janet Hamer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780713664089

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 437

View: 1414


A dictionary of materials and techniques for craft potters. It covers the sources and character of materials, the behaviour of clays and glaze materials during forming and firing processes, forming methods and glaze construction, and explanations of terminology and historical developments.

The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook

The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists

Author: Kristin Muller,Jeff Zamek

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610581601

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 1044


Pottery making and wheel throwing is a timeless craft, perfect for beginner crafters and artisans who don't mind getting their hands dirty. The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook is the perfect guide for all levels to enjoy and master the art of pottery. The book is a compilation of the best features from The Potter's Studio Handbook and The Potter's Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, bringing the best of hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques together with comprehensive instruction for clays and glazes. Inside, you'll find: —expert tips and tricks for selecting and preparing your clay, constructing slab projects, throwing and centering clay on the wheel, firing your project to perfection —16 beautiful and functional projects with step-by-step photos using wheel-throwing, hand-building, and slipcasting techniques that can be done at home —more than 40 formulas for unique clays and glazes with instructions on how to use them plus troubleshooting tips from the experts —behind-the-scenes access to production and mining facilities . . . and much more!

Clay in the Potter's Hands

Author: Diana Pavlac Glyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578045016

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 9554


Most Christians have heard that God is the potter and we are the clay, but Diana Pavlac Glyer, who has spent countless hours at the potter's wheel, shows in this remarkable book that this saying is far more than a casual metaphor. As God hovers over his creation, centering us or shaping us or even restoring us from collapse, he may transform us in ways we never imagined. // "This is a really good book! It manages to combine depth and simplicity which is rare, but I think it is the way it treats our experience of pain and broken-ness which really sets it apart." Malcolm Guite, Priest, Poet, Chaplain at Girton College, University of Cambridge, England // "Devotional books like this one are rare; I don't remember the last time I read one which expresses the richness of Scripture with such simplicity, grace and practical application." Will Vaus, President of Will Vaus Ministries // "I recommend this book enthusiastically." Cynthia Nicholson, National Women's Task Force Coordinator, Vineyard USA

A Potter's Book

Author: Bernard Leach

Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd

ISBN: 9781910065167

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 944


When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China’s Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach’s A Potter’s Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish of one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter’s Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach’s time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art.

The Ceramics Bible

The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Author: Louisa Taylor

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101620

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 3263


Ceramicists have been plying their art and craft for thousands of years, and never more prolifically than today. The Ceramics Bible is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on the subject. Brimming with more than 700 full-color photos and illustrations, this is the new definitive guide for serious ceramics practitioners. Inside are step-by-step instructions on molding, firing, and glazing techniques, generously accompanied by detailed photographs. Also included are beautiful examples of contemporary work, plus plenty of historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, and collectors, this is a tremendously valuable addition to the vibrant world of ceramics.

Clay and Glazes for the Potter

Author: Daniel Rhodes

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 8745


My purpose in writing this book has been to present in as clear and understandable form as possible the important facts about ceramic materials and their use in pottery. The ceramic medium has a rich potential. It is so various and adaptable that each culture and each succeeding generation finds in it a new means of expression. As a medium, it is capable of great beauty of form, color, and texture, and its expressions are unique not only for variety but for permanence and utility as well. To make full use of the medium, the ceramist or potter not only needs skill, imagination, and artistic vision, but he also needs to have a sound knowledge of the technical side of the craft. This knowledge has not been easy to come by, and many of those seriously engaged in pottery have learned through endless experimentation and discouraging failures. It is hoped that the present work will enable the creative worker to go more directly to his goal in pottery, and that it will enable him to experiment intelligently and with a minimum of lost effort. While technical information must not be considered as an end in itself, it is a necessary prerequisite to a free and creative choice of means in ceramics. None of the subjects included are dealt with exhaustively, and I have tried not to overwhelm the reader with details. The information given is presented in as practical form as possible, and no more technical data or chemical theory is given than has been thought necessary to clarify the subject. This work is organized as follows: Part One—Clay Chapter I. Geologic Origins of Clay Chapter 2. The Chemical Composition of Clay Chapter 3. The Physical Nature of Clay Chapter 4. Drying and Firing Clay Chapter 5. Kinds of Clay Chapter 6. Clay Bodies Chapter 7. Mining and Preparing Clay Part Two—Glazes Chapter 8. The Nature of Glass and Glazes Chapter 9. Early Types of Glazes Chapter 10. The Oxides and Their Function in Glaze Forming Chapter 11. Glaze Materials Chapter 12. Glaze Calculations, Theory and Objectives Chapter 13. Glaze Calculation Using Materials Containing More Than One Oxide Chapter 14. Calculating Glaze Formulas from Batches or Recipes Chapter 15. Practical Problems in Glaze Calculation Chapter 16. The Composition of Glazes Chapter 17. Types of Glazes Chapter 18. Originating Glaze Formulas Chapter 19. Fritted Glazes Chapter 20. Glaze Textures Chapter 21. Sources of Color in Glazes Chapter 22. Methods of Compounding and Blending Colored Glazes Chapter 23. Glaze Mixing and Application Chapter 24. Firing Glazes Chapter 25. Glaze Flaws Chapter 26. Engobes Chapter 27. Underglaze Colors and Decoration Chapter 28. Overglaze Decoration Chapter 29. Reduction Firing and Reduction Glazes Chapter 30. Special Glazes and Glaze Effects

The Potter's Professional Handbook

Author: Steven Branfman

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873416788

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 236

View: 6035


Potters wishing to advance their involvement need information, coaching, and instruction on creating pottery from a professional point of view. With detailed information and step-by-step guidelines for everything from shelf building to record keeping, potters will find a treasure trove of practical suggestions and instruction.

Mastering the Potter's Wheel

Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters

Author: Ben Carter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349754

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 5188


"A book of advances wheel techniques and inspiration for potters who have basic skills but would like to learn more about throwing large forms, lids, handles, darting, and more"--

Morality for Muggles

Ethics in the Bible and the World of Harry Potter

Author: Moshe Rosenberg

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781602801837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 117

View: 4020


The Gospel According to Harry Potter

The Spiritual Journey of the World's Greatest Seeker

Author: Connie Neal

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664236588

Category: Religion

Page: 305

View: 9312


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The Craft and Art of Clay

A Complete Potter's Handbook

Author: Susan Peterson,Jan Peterson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693547

Category: Ceramic sculpture

Page: 432

View: 6470


Widely considered to be the most comprehensive introduction to ceramics available, this book contains numerous step-by-step illustrations of various ceramic techniques to guide the beginner as well as inspirational ceramic pieces from contemporary potters from around the world. For the more experienced ceramist, there is a wealth of technical detail on things like glaze formulas and temperature conversions which make the book an ideal reference. To quote one review: ...I am a studio potter and would not be without it. The fourth edition has been updated to include profiles of key ceramists who have influenced the field, new material on marketing ceramics including using the internet, more on the use of computers, added coverage of paperclays, using gold and alternative glazes.

250 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets for Potters

Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408110180

Category: Pottery

Page: 160

View: 9833


Both amateur and professional potters constantly seek timesaving tips, trade secrets, and new technical knowledge--which makes this handsomely illustrated book exactly what they are looking for. Atkin describes the full range of available clays, necessary tools and equipment, and easy-to-follow directions for fashioning pottery.

The Complete Potter's Companion

Author: Tony Birks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840913170

Category: Pottery

Page: 192

View: 8449


Second revised edition of a pottery handbook for beginner and experienced potters, providing instructions for making, decorating, glazing and firing thrown, hand-built and cast or moulded pottery, including paper clay, glazes, firings and kilns. A suppliers' list and glossary is included and gallery spreads present the work of modern potters.

Two Hundred Fifty Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Potters

Author: Jacqui Atkin

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764141164

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1358


Offers tips for saving time and money when making pottery, ideas for creative touches to add to a piece, and step-by-step instructions with photographs that demonstrate different techniques.

In His Steps

"What Would Jesus Do?"

Author: Charles M. Sheldon

Publisher: N.A


Category: American fiction

Page: 284

View: 627


Members of an ordinary American church are challenged to not take a single action for a year without first asking, "What would Jesus do?"

The Potter's Freedom

A Defense of the Reformation and Reply Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free

Author: James Robert White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879737433

Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 1622


What is Dr Geisler warning the Christian community about in this book? . . . A new cult? Secularism? False prophecy scenarios? No -- Dr Geisler is sounding the alarm about a system of beliefs commonly called "Calvinism". He insists this belief system is "theologically inconsistent, philosophically insufficient, and morally repugnant". The book is written as a reply to Dr Geisler, but it is much more: it is a defence of the very principles upon which the Protestant Refor-mation was founded. Indeed, it is a defence of the very gospel itself! In a style that both scholars and layman can appreciate, James White masterfully counters the evidence against so-called "extreme Calvinism", defines what the Reformed Faith actually is, and concludes that the gospel preached by the Reformers is the very one taught in the pages of Scripture.