This book shows work from a cross-section of different studio potters and the materials, tools, and methods they use as well as describes and illustrates the latest pottery techniques, particularly for making large or complex pots. It focuses on advanced techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, coiling, slabbing, making and using molds, and altering thrown work. Clays and glazes are explained in detail, highlighting the many different colors obtainable and giving recipes and methods for creating and modifying glazes. Firing techniques are also covered and instructions for building a fast-fire kiln are included.
Based on the author's lectures to graduate students of geosciences, physics, chemistry and materials science, this didactic handbook covers basic aspects of ceramics such as composition and structure as well as such advanced topics as achieving specific functionalities by choosing the right materials. The focus lies on the thermal transformation processes of natural raw materials to arrive at traditional structural ceramics and on the general physical principles of advanced functional ceramics. The book thus provides practice-oriented information to readers in research, development and engineering on how to understand, make and improve ceramics and derived products, while also serving as a rapid reference for the practitioner. The choice of topics and style of presentation make it equally useful for chemists, materials scientists, engineers and mineralogists.
Ceramics promise to be one of the leading materials in the 21st century; with their enormous potential to play essential roles in the important and expanding fields of nano-science and technology, information technology, ecological science and engineering, energy-related engineering and life sciences.
Book Description: This is a book about variety, but, more importantly, about possibilities. It s a compilation of techniques from a wide spectrum of experienced clay artists who have figured out something unique in ceramics, perfected it, and documented it so others could take it to the next level. In Studio Ceramics you'll find techniques for double-walled vessels, miniatures, templates, carving, sculpting, mixed media, throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration, photo transfers, and much more.
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