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Hands in Clay An Introduction to Ceramics

ISBN-10: 0767405013
ISBN-13: 9780767405010
Edition: 4th 1999
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

John Toki, a member of the faculty at the California College of Arts & Crafts, has worked in the ceramics industry for over thirty years & has coauthored two ceramics textbooks.

Preface
Shaping the Past
An Introduction to Clay
A Record of Humanity in Clay
The Geologic Origins of Clay
Types of Clay
Early Ceramics Technology
Evolving Techniques
Early Western Asia and the Mediterranean
Improved Ceramics Technology
Glazes
The Minoans
Mycenae
Greece
The Etruscans
Rome
Asia
Early Japan
China
Korea
Japanese Old Tomb Period (c. A.D. 300-600)
Western Asia
Islamic Ceramics
India
Africa
Nok (c. 500 B.C.-A.D. 200)
Ife (c. A.D. 800-1400)
Benin (c. A.D. 1250-1897)
Ritual Ceramics
Foreign Influences
Early Techniques
Contemporary Techniques
Changing Crafts in Changing Times
Indigenous America
Mesoamerica
The Isthmus Area
South America
North America
Northern Indigenous Cultures
Europe
Spain
Italy
Northern Europe
Britain
Studio Pottery
The United States
Colonial Ceramics
Architectural Ceramics
U.S. Pottery in the 1920s-40s
Sculpture in the 1920s-40s
Worldwide Interaction
East Meets West
Twentieth-Century Art Influences
Converging Influences
Ceramics and the Art World
Ceramics in Architecture
The Vessel
The Global Clay Community
Shaping the Present
The Artist's Vision
The Creative Process
Sources of Imagery
Drawing
Aesthetics and Technique
Getting Started
The Work Space
Health and Safety
Tools
Working with Clay
Types of Clay
Formulated Clay Bodies
Choosing a Clay Body
Mixing Clay Bodies
How to Mix Clay
Handbuilding
Working in Three Dimensions
Sculpting Solid
Pinching
Building Hollow
Coiling
Slabs
Keeping Your Work Damp
Drying Your Work
Drying Sculpture Before Firing
Repairing Dry Work
Mixed Media
Postfiring Construction
Adhesives
Postfiring Reinforcement
Throwing on the Wheel
Form
Wheel Forms
Types of Wheels
Contrast and Connect
The Production Potter
Making a Teapot
Composite Pots
Postfiring Construction
Altered Wheel-Thrown Forms
Working with Molds
Hump Molds
Press Molds
Making Plaster Molds
Slip Casting
Making Tiles
Texture, Color, and Glaze
Unglazed Surfaces
Precautions
Color in Clay Bodies
Underglazes
Overglazes
Glaze Tests
Mixing Glazes
Applying Glazes
Ready to Fire
Common Glaze Problems
Postfiring Color
Firing
Starting to Fire
Precautions
The Firing Process
Glaze Firing
The Glaze Kiln
Supporting and Firing Tiles
Sculpture in the Kiln
Wood Firing
Salt-Vapor Firing
Raku Firing
Postfiring Smoking
Pit Firing
Installations, Large-scale and Architectural Works
Installations
Ceramics and Architecture
The Commission Process
Setting Up Your Studio
Wheels
Kilns
Clay Processing Equipment
Glazes in Your Studio
Spray Booth
Plaster in Your Studio
Health and Safety
Appendixes
Clay and Glaze Recipes; Related Charts
Clays and Glazes Formulated for Testing
Glaze Additives in Relation to Suspension and Application
Clay, Slip, and Glaze Recipes from Ceramists
Percentage Charts: Clays, Frits, Feldspars, and Opacifiers
Chemicals and Materials
Colorants and Opacifiers
Temperatures, Cones, Kiln Colors; Measurements
Centigrade and Fahrenheit; Orton and Seger Cones
Useful Measurements and Equivalents in U.S.A. and Metric Systems
Calculating Glazes; Related Charts
Changing the Flux in a Glaze
Calculating Glazes Using Chemical Analysis
Atomic Weights of Elements Used in Ceramics
Molecular and Equivalent Weights
Formulas of Some Feldspars
Installation, Repair; Adhesives
Types of Plasters and Their Uses
Preplanning for Installation
Repair, Adhesives, and Colorants
Sources of Health Information, Materials, and Equipment
Sources of Health and Safety Information
Sources of Equipment and Materials
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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