The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques / Edition 5

The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques / Edition 5

by Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812238109

ISBN-13: 9780812238105

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

"Now available in its fifth edition, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques presents a survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists. With its sound, practical explanations of ceramic processes, this indispensable reference book has gained a reputation as "the potter's bible." Professional potters, beginners, students, and…  See more details below

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"Now available in its fifth edition, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques presents a survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists. With its sound, practical explanations of ceramic processes, this indispensable reference book has gained a reputation as "the potter's bible." Professional potters, beginners, students, and collectors will find comprehensive information clearly and logically presented." "Frank and Janet Hamer explain the sources and character of materials, the behavior of clays and glaze minerals during forming and firing processes, forming methods, and glaze construction. In addition to brief outlines and detailed articles with cross references to illustrations, color photographs illustrate glaze effects and surfaces featured in the work of inventive, contemporary potters. The varied techniques of Raku, maiolica, crystalline glazes, salt and soda, stoneware, and porcelain are also presented in a new color section." This new edition has been updated to include auto-reduction, crystalline glazes, insulation, stains, and specialized firing and fuming techniques. With over 82 color plates, 425 black and white photographs, and over 300 diagrams to clarify everything in the ceramic world, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques will continue to serve as the authority on all things ceramic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812238105
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.48(d)

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