Potter's Bible An Essential Illustrated Reference for Both Beginner and Advanced Potters

ISBN-10: 0785821430

ISBN-13: 9780785821434

Edition: 2006

Authors: Marylin Scott
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Description: Step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, firing, and decorating techniques, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2006
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Introduction
Hand tools
Studio equipment
Clay and pottery bodies
Natural clay
Testing clay
Earthenware
Stoneware
Porcelain
Paper clay
Colored clay
Raku clay
Clay additives
Reclaiming clay
Preparing clay
Forming methods
Pinching
Tutorial: Lidded pinch pot
Coiling
Tutorial: Coiled fruit bowl
Slabbing
Slabbing with molds
Tutorial: Slabbed cheese dish
Press molding
Mixing plaster for molds
Throwing: centering
Throwing a cylinder
Trimming
Thrown lids
Spouts and handles
Tutorial: Thrown and altered bottle
Showcase: Hand-built pots
Showcase: Thrown pots
Texture and pattern
Incising and sgraffito
Stamping and rouletting
Inlaying
Tutorial: Mishima vase
Sprigging
Piercing
Burnishing
Agateware
Tutorial: Hand-built agate leaf form
Showcase: Surface texture
Showcase: Enhancing forms
Painting and printing
Slip decoration
Tutorial: Slip decoration with sgraffito
Pouring and dipping slip
Slip trailing
Feathering and marbling
Painting with slip
Banding and combing
Tutorial: Mocha jug
Using resists
Underglaze colors
Underglaze printing
Showcase: Slip-decorated pots
Showcase: Slip decoration effects
Glazes and post-firing techniques
Decorative use of glazes
Applying glazes
Painting glazes
Tutorial: Majolica fruit bowl
Salt and soda glazes
Crystalline glazes
On-glaze enamels
Lusters
Tutorial: Stamping and sponging luster
Metal leaf
Showcase: Different glaze effects
Showcase: Inventive techniques
Technical resources
Slips and engobes
Glazes and coloring oxides
Earthenware glaze recipes
Raku, stoneware, and porcelain glaze recipes
Macrocrystalline glaze recipes
Textured glaze recipes
Kilns
Kiln temperature
Packing and firing
Saggar and pit firing
Raku firing
Smoke firing
Health and safety
Glossary
Index
Credits
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