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.
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques provides a comprehensive guide to the tools, materials and techniques of ceramic art. Structured in an accessible A-Z format, and packed with full-colour illustrations and sound, practical explanations, this reference work is widely known as 'the potter's bible'. The 6th edition of this classic text has been thoroughly updated, with new entries on topics ranging from aerogel to smoke crackle, and from teabowls to 3D printing, as well as many revised and updated entries. The Dictionary also includes useful technical and resource information. For the first time, the book is presented in full colour, with images showing ceramics material, processes and products. A must-have resource for every potter's studio, workshop or bookshelf, The Potter's Dictionary is the essential companion for anyone working in clay.
Featuring detailed instructions and full color photography throughout, this is a complete reference of techniques and ideas for creating mosaics for the home and garden. Step-by-step sequences demonstrate the entire process, from how to develop an idea and draw the design to cutting and laying tiles and adding a beautiful finish to the piece. All of the necessary tools, equipment, and materials—including mirror glass, millefiore Venetian glass, shells, and pebbles—are explained in detail, accompanied by helpful hints on how to best set up a comfortable work area and display finished work. Detailing the basic math of scaling, the guide also explains a variety of methods for enlarging drawings and patterns, such as grids, pantographs, and overhead projection. Packed with design ideas, this companion will inspire artists to create original pieces using a broad color palette, utilize a wide range of materials, and coordinate color and pattern to best effect.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
"بعد أن قلب هاري الظرف، ويداه ترتعدان، رأى هاري ختمًا شمعيًا أرجوانيًا يحمل شعار النبالة؛ أسدًا، ونسرًا، وفرو الغرير وثعبانًا يُحيط بالحرف "H"." لم يسمع هاري بهوجورتس من قبل على الإطلاق عندما بدأت الخطابات بالتساقط على ممسحة الباب على الرقم الرابع في شارع برايفت درايف. وكانت مغلّفة باللون الأخضر على مخطوطة ورقية صفراء مع ختم أرجواني، واستولى عليها عمه وعمته المخيفان بصورة سريعة. بعد ذلك، في عيد ميلاد هاري الحادي عشر، اقتحم رجل عملاق ذو عيون بارزة يُدعى روبياس هاغريد المكان حاملًا بعض الأخبار المذهلة: هاري بوتر أصبح ساحرًا، وتم قبوله في مدرسة هوجورتس لفنون السحر والشعوذة. مغامرة رائعة على وشك البدء!