Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106264

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Covers a wide range of ways to use slips to decorate ceramic works, illustrated with contemporary examples.

Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0812221176

Category: Art

Page: 143

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Slip, a form of liquid clay, has been used since ancient times to add color and texture to ceramics. Expert potter James Mathieson and forty of the world's best ceramic artists guide readers through basic slip formulation, application methods, and firing techniques.

Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912217557

Category:

Page: 144

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Slip is simply liquid clay which can be used for decorationon its own or covered with glaze. This book examines the manytechniques of using slips such as brushing, dipping, trailing and sgraffito amongstothers, and uses contemporary potters'work as illustrations. It explains how to make up slips andengobes, as well as ways of using them at higher temperatures, both withand without glazes. The book is illustrated with working potters in action, showing their own personal styles and how they have adapted traditional methods to suit their work today in a modern context. As well as examples of techniques, there are many images of beautiful finished pieces to show what can be achieved.

Slab Techniques

Author: Ian Marsh,Jim Robison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408110075

Category: Art

Page: 112

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A practical handbook exporing the possibilities of ceramic work using slabs.

Resist and Masking Techniques

Author: Peter Beard

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216110

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A well illustrated, clearly explained guide to using a wide variety of materials as masks and resists to achieve unusual finishes on clay.

Slipcasting

Author: Sasha Wardell

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812219982

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Best known as one of the most widely used industrial ceramic techniques, slipcasting has become increasingly attractive to individual artists and craftspersons. Slip, a water and clay solution, is poured into porous molds. As the mold absorbs water from the slip, a layer of clay forms a cast. The excess slip is removed from the mold and the cast is stiffened, removed, dried, and fired in a kiln. Since the molds can be based on anything from delicate sculpture to found objects, slipcasting frees artists from the constraints of other ceramic techniques while allowing them to create multiples of their works. Sasha Wardell's Slipcasting is a straightforward, practical guide for those interested in the boundless possibilities of the technique. The book contains more than one hundred color illustrations, diagrams, and slip formulas. An inspiring "Individual Approaches" chapter discusses the slipcast work of a variety of contemporary ceramicists from around the world.

Surface Decoration

Finishing Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574985256

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

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Surface Decoration includes a wide variety of articles on many aspects of finishing ceramic art. Drawing primarily from articles published within the past 4 years, this book covers different techniques used at various stages in the ceramic process - during initial forming, leather-hard, bisqued, or after glaze firing. Discussions about brushes, glazing and glazes, recipes, embossing, sgraffito, brushwork, printing, patinas, roulettes, stamping, majolica, decals, stains, resists, slips, china painting, stencils, faux finishes, and more.

Dry Glazes

Author: Jeremy Jernegan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 071367671X

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A comprehensive guide to understanding and using dry glazes on ceramic works.

Ceramic Sculpture

Inspiring Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574985302

Category: Art

Page: 136

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More than 20 American ceramic artists present a broad variety of inspiring clay sculpture pieces and some unique techniques they used.

Soda Glazing

Author: Ruthanne Tudball

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215717

Category: Art

Page: 95

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Soda glazing was, for many years, the neglected cousin of salt glazing. As pollution laws have become stricter, however, more potters have turned to soda and, to their delight, found not only the traditional orange peel surface but also a subtle palette of colors that have made them sit up and take notice. In this book Ruthanne Tudball discusses the history of and techniques involved in soda glazing. She includes body and slip recipes, kiln designs, and firing methods specifically developed for soda glazing. She illustrates her text with the work of an international group of artists.

Surface, Glaze & Form

Pottery Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574983253

Category: Art

Page: 135

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Book Description: Surface, Glaze and Form: Pottery Techniques covers three of the most critical aspects of the ceramic process. The thirty artists represented here discuss the techniques they use to create unique forms and the methods they use to glaze and decorate their work. All types of forming methods, from handbuilding to slipcasting, are illustrated in detailed step-by-step photo sequences, along with surface techniques that cover a wide range of decorative possibilities. Many of the techniques in this book revolve around making complete projects from forming through decoration so you get a variety of techniques from a single artist. Surface, Glaze & Form: Pottery Techniques provides enough ideas and techniques to keep you excited for the rest of your life. Every new technique you learn can alter the way you currently work or even take you off on a whole different adventure. This book is indeed an atlas of possibilities. Where will you go?

Ceramic Art

Innovative Techniques

Author: Anderson Turner

Publisher: The American Ceramic Society

ISBN: 1574985299

Category: Art

Page: 136

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Presents over 20 ceramic artists and the techniques they used to create innovative forming, unusual surfaces, spectacular glazing and more.

Slipware

Contemporary Approaches

Author: Michael Eden,Victoria Eden

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812234800

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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A renewed interest in its techniques and appreciation of its rich, vibrant qualities has today brought slipware to the forefront as a pottery of choice.

Coloring Clay

Author: Jo Connell

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812220117

Category: Art

Page: 96

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From sugar whites and pastel pinks to toasted browns and deep sea blues, the wide spectrum of colored clay offers an array of possibilities for creative ceramicists. By using the clay itself as the sole means of decoration, potters can achieve effects that range from subtle gradation to dramatic shifts, all integrated into the structure of their creation. Working with colored clay demands a special, disciplined approach, but the rewards are many. Beginning with a brief introduction to historic forms such as encaustic tile, sprigging, and art pottery, Coloring Clay explains the principal techniques for working with colored clay. This detailed, practical handbook takes artists though the clay and stain selection process to forming and firing, outlining proven procedures that produce optimum results. Readers will learn to use coiling and handbuilding for marbled effects, make Wedgwood-style applied reliefs, incorporate swirls and subtle hues into wheel-thrown pieces with mixes and overlays, or apply inlays to slipcast works for modern geometric patterns. Jo Connell also covers loaf and cane forms such as agate, nerikomi, and millefiori, as well as textural effects. With dozens of color photographs illustrating key steps and methods and beautiful presentations of great contemporary ceramic art, Coloring Clay is sure to educate and inspire.

The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

Author: Andrew J. Martin

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600590771

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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Previously published as: The definitive guide to mold making & slip casting. San Rafael, Calif.: MAGUS Art Pub. & Workshops, c1999.

Clay

A Studio Handbook

Author: Vince Pitelka

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 9781574980905

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 368

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Every day, ceramic artists encounter techniques, processes, materials, problems, and more that leave them with questions such as: How? Why? Where? Clay: A Studio Handbook answers those questions with authoritative, comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from studio safety, finding, making, and improvising tools and equipment, firing processes and theory, and much more. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in ceramics, Pitelka has created the most practical, all-inclusive studio handbook for students, studio artists, educators, and all those interested in the art of clay. Ten chapters, addressing the full range of ceramic processes, bring a lifetime of ceramic knowledge directly into the hands of potters. Written with concern for safe and efficient studio operation, diligent attention is paid to safety practices. A thorough table of contents, glossary, and index make finding answers quick and convenient. Numerous step-by-step illustrations guide readers through the many techniques.

Ceramics

A Beginner's Guide to Tools and Techniques

Author: Elisabeth Landberger,Mita Lundin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1581158963

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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This comprehensive guide covers the materials, tools, methods, and techniques for making original ceramic pieces in a wide range of forms. From hand sculpting to pinching, wheel throwing to slip casting, here you'll find easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by beautiful photographs to make the world of ceramics clear and exciting. Readers will also learn about glazes, firing techniques, decorating tips, and much more. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don'taspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Low-firing and Burnishing

Author: Sumi von Dassow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106361

Category: Art

Page: 112

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This book covers techniques of firing and finishing at low temperature without using glazes. Many ancient cultures and contemporary potters use methods of low firing, adding slips and burnishing pieces to create a more natural finish. The advantages are that it can be done without a kiln using old dustbins, pits dug out of the earth, or bonfires, meaning that providing you have outdoor space, it can be done on a low budget. This book is a step-by-step practical approach and beginner's guide, which focuses on how to do low firing and natural finishes, with many illustrations of beautiful work by contemporary makers. Chapters include burnishing, terra sigillata, smoke-firing, pit-firing, saggar firing and raku techniques.

Ceramics handbook

a guide to glaze calculation, materials, and processes

Author: Charles McKee

Publisher: Star Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 159

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In CERAMICS HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO GLAZE CALCULATION, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, Charles "Bud" McKee provides a panorama of practical advice, technical data & scientific information that helps the ceramic artist expand their creative expression. Opening with background information about clay & the chemistry of glazes, the book continues to provide thorough descriptions of glaze materials, their characteristics, color response, & sources. Mr. McKee also discusses major glaze defects, glaze colorants, techniques for glaze application ad decoration, & special glazes. To round out this comprehensive, yet understandable guide, there is a chapter on kilns & firing techniques, & another chapter that covers the hazards of a ceramics studio. At the heart of CERAMICS HANDBOOK is a presentation of the a scientific method for calculating glazes. Step-by-step examples demonstrate how to calculate glazes, from simple to complex, including a shortcut technique. Numerous photos, tables, a glossary & forms to assist in make one's own glazes. CERAMICS HANDBOOK tells you what you need to know & why. ISBN 0-89863-072-X. Star Publishing Company, P.O. Box 68, Belmont, CA 94002. Phone (650) 591-3505; fax (650) 591-3898 email: [email protected]