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The Art & Craft of Ceramics: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
     

The Art & Craft of Ceramics: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

by Maria Dolors Ros i Frigola, Maria Dolors Frigola
 

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Beginners eager to explore the world of ceramics, as well as experienced potters seeking new techniques and ideas, will find this colorful, technique-packed manual absolutely inspiring. Lavishly illustrated and visually attractive, it provides both practical and creative information on tools and materials, production processes, glazing, and decorative

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Beginners eager to explore the world of ceramics, as well as experienced potters seeking new techniques and ideas, will find this colorful, technique-packed manual absolutely inspiring. Lavishly illustrated and visually attractive, it provides both practical and creative information on tools and materials, production processes, glazing, and decorative techniques—including detailed explanations of clays, kilns, and accessories. Explore essential methods for modeling (hand building, wheel turning); for decorating the pieces (slips, glazes, colored engobes); and for properly firing the finished piece at both low and high temperatures. Put all that new knowledge to work on six step-by-step projects—from a large, oval sculpture formed by extrusion and wheel-throwing to a beautifully simple functional vessel—all created by top ceramists.

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Library Journal

In this English translation of the original Spanish-language text, artist and teacher Ros i Frigola covers the basics of clays, tools, processes, and glazes as used in contemporary ceramic work. She also addresses contemporary popular techniques, e.g., raku firing and the use of paper clay. Many excellent color photographs show works in progress along with examples of materials and finished products. Particularly interesting is the demonstration of how to throw (on the potter's wheel) a very large jar in two sections. This is fresh new material in the ceramics field; a good selection for all crafts collections.
—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579909123
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
A Lark Ceramics Book Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
12.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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