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Resist and Masking Techniques

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Overview

The use of wax, paper, clay, and other materials to prevent the effects of heat, fire, smoke, chemical reactions, colors, and glazes from altering or contaminating the surfaces of work is very popular with ceramicists. However, learning to use these techniques can be a long and frustrating process, particularly when complicated by considerations of the state of the clay and the form of glazing to be used.

In this book Peter Beard discusses the techniques of masking and resist and gives guidance as to how best to use various materials and firing methods to achieve a wide range of finishes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812216110
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: Ceramics Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. History and overview of resists and masking
2. Water-based waxes
3. Oil-based waxes
4. Latex wax or latex rubber solutions
5. Spraying—ordinary and airbrush
6. Paper and adhesive tapes, papers, and films
7. Exercises in using slips and resists
8. Colloidal slips
9. Acid etching
10. Lustre techniques
11. Masking resists and smoke
12. Grit blasting
13. Recipes

List of suppliers
Index

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