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Ceramics A Potter's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0030289378
ISBN-13: 9780030289378
Edition: 6th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $201.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Preface
Clay
Formation of Clay
Clays for Potters and Sculptors
Clay Types
Kaolin
Ball Clay
Stoneware Clays
Fireclay
Earthenware Clays
Slip Clay
Bentonite
Early Ceramic History-Paleolithic ([similar]26,000 B.C.) to [similar]1000 A.D.
Origins of Pottery
Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures
The First Pottery
Technology and the Evolution of Pottery
The Ancient Orient
China
Korea
Japan
The Americas
Pre-Columbian America
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
The Ancient Middle East
Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Iran
Egypt
The Ancient Mediterranean World
Crete
Greece
Etruria
Rome
Europe
Africa
Later Ceramic History- [similar]1000 A.D. to 1950
The Far East
China
Korea
Japan
The Islamic World
Mesopotamia
Iran
Ottoman Empire
Spain
Africa
The West
South America
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
The Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Recent Ceramics-The Twentieth Century-1950 to the Present
Abstract Expressionism and Clay
Ceramics in the Art World
The Search for Meaning
A Contemporary Portfolio
Clay in the Studio
Clay Bodies
Properties of Clay Bodies
Basic Clay Bodies
Earthenware Bodies
Stoneware Bodies
China Bodies
Porcelain Bodies
Special Clay Bodies
Raku Bodies
Sculpture Bodies
Ovenware and Flameware Bodies
Casting Slips
Colorants in Clay Bodies
Common Problems with Clay Bodies
Clay Prospecting and Preparation
Commercial Clay Production
Basic Studio Processes: Wedging, Joining, and Drying
Wedging
Joining Clay
Drying
Recycling Clay
Health and Safety
Hand-Building Techniques
Pinching
Coiling
Thick Coil and Paddle
Coiling Sculptural Work
Slab Construction
Forming Soft Slabs
Stiffened Slabs
Molds
Hump and Press Molds
Slip Casting
Styrofoam for Molds and Models
Air-Release Press Molding
Modeling
Traditional Modeling Method
Building Complex Forms
Combined Techniques
Special Hand-Building Techniques
Extruded Forms
Experimental Methods
Techniques for Architectural Use
Large-Scale Sculpture
Wheel Techniques
Throwing on the Wheel
Selecting a Wheel
Preparing to Throw
Centering
Throwing Specific Forms
The Cylinder
The Bowl and Open Forms
Larger Pots
The Bottle and Closed Forms
Multiple Section Forms
The Multiple Section Pot
More Throwing Tips
Throwing Off the Hump
Trimming
Appendages
Handles
Spouts and Pouring Vessels
Lids
The Teapot
Altering Thrown Forms
Surface and Glazing
The Ceramic Surface
Clay in the Plastic State
Leather-hard Clay
Clay in the Dry State
Clay in the Bisque State
Glazing
How to Glaze
Decorating with Glazes
Glaze-Fired Ware
Glaze Defects
Glazes: Formulation and Types
Simple Formulation
Glaze Testing
Glaze Types
High-Fire Glazes
Medium-Fire Glazes
Low-Fire Glazes
Special Glazes and Effects
Colorants for Glazes and Decoration
Binders and Suspending Agents
Glazes: Calculations and Chemicals
Calculations
Molecular Formula
The Batch Recipe
The RO, R203, RO2 System
Converting a Batch Recipe to an Empirical Glaze Formula
Molecular Weights
Converting an Empirical Glaze Formula to a Batch Recipe
Limit Formulas
Variables in Glaze Formulation
Chemicals
Sources of Fluxes-Base (RO) Oxides
Alkaline Fluxes
Alkaline Earth Fluxes
Metallic Fluxes
Sources of Amphoterics-Neutral (R203) Oxides
Sources of Glass Formers-Acid (RO2) Oxides
Characteristics of Chemicals
Glossary
Other Ceramic Materials
Spinel Stains
Other Colored Stains
Underglaze Colors
Overglaze Colors
Luster Formulation
Kilns and Firing
Early Kilns
Pit Firing
Bank Kilns
Freestanding Kilns
Bank-Climbing Kilns
Modern Kilns
Fuel Kilns
Electric Kilns
Kiln Loading and Firing
Pyrometric Cones and Other Temperature Gauges
The Bisque Fire
Starting the Bisque Firing
Cooling Procedures
The Glaze Fire
Reduction Firing
Raku Firing
Firing Lead Glazes
Vapor Glazing
Sagger Firing
Other Primitive Firing Techniques
Kiln Materials
Firebrick
Ceramic-Fiber Insulation
Castable Refractories
Other Insulating Materials
Kiln Furniture
Kiln Construction and Maintenance
Electric Kilns
Gas-Fired Raku Kilns
Other Gas Kilns
Oil Kilns
Wood Kilns
Chimneys
Burners
Gas Burners
Oil Burners
Other Fuels and Firings
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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