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Working with Clay An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0130996408

ISBN-13: 9780130996404

Edition: 1999

Authors: Susan Peterson

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Created for Art/Ceramic and Studio Foundations courses at the undergraduate level. Written by a world-renowned ceramist and leading expert in the field, this introductory book describes the initial processes of handbuilding, wheel throwing, plaster mold making, decoration, glaze application and firing techniques in a simple, easy-to-follow narrative. Strictly for the beginning ceramic student, it offers rich pictorial guidance throughout, both inspiring and instructing students with 500 full color photographs of processes and clayworks. It includes a pictorial timeline of ceramic art history; and exposes students to a gallery of ceramic art, from traditional to avant garde.
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Book details

List price: $42.33
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.98" long x 0.15" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

The World of Ceramics
The Craft of Working with Clay by Hand
Throwing on the Potter's Wheel
Finishing Touches
Firing Ceramics
The Art of Ceramics
The Timeless World History of Ceramic Art
Suggested Projects for Individual Work
Suggested Projects for Beginning Hand-Building
Progression of Individual Steps in Throwing
Suggested Projects for Clay, Glaze, and Decoration Experiments
Experimenting with Material Additions to a Base Glaze
Glaze Improvisations
Glaze Line-Blend Test
Special Low-Fire Information
Example of a Pottery Studio
Temperature Equivalents of Orton and Seger Cones
List of Artists
Information Sources
Photo Credits