Colour in Glazes

Author: Linda Bloomfield

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217823

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Fully updated and revised, Colour in Glazes is an essential handbook for the studio potter working towards achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes. A complete guide to achieving a fantastic spectrum of colorful glazes for the studio potter, Colour in Glazeslooks at all the methods of achieving color in glazes, focusing on coloring oxides in detail, including the newly available rare earth oxides. Types of base glazes and the fluxes used to make them are discussed in relation to color response. Emphasis is placed on using coloring oxides to achieve depth and variety of color, rather than just resorting to commercial ceramic stains. The practical aspects of mixing, applying, testing and adjusting glazes are explained, and a large section of test tiles and glaze recipes is included, for use on white earthenware, stoneware and porcelain fired in electric, gas and salt kilns. A very useful book aimed at making glazes to achieve the color you want, and to help you broaden your palette.

The Ceramic Spectrum

A Simplified Approach to Glaze & Color Development

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873418218

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Presents a study of ceramic glaze and color development, discusses historical developments in ceramics, reviews materials and firing techniques, and includes a chart of specific colors and variations and a portfolio of work by prominent ceramic artists.

The Ceramic Surface

Author: Matthias Ostermann

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237016

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Examines the work of two hundred ceramicists to provide an overview of techniques for creating ceramic pieces.

New Wave Clay

Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

Author: Tom Morris

Publisher: Frame Publishers

ISBN: 9492311240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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New Wave Clay unpicks the zeitgeist and aesthetic of an exciting discipline with intelligence, insight and indulgence. Against the backdrop of the digital age and shiny screens, a whole new generation of craftspeople, designers and artists are realizing the pleasure of working with clay and bringing a fresh perspective to the material. Today, there is a lively crossover between craft, design, sculpture and technology that is rethinking ceramics: what you can make with it, what it looks like and who makes it. New Wave Clay is a global survey of 55 imaginative ceramicists that are leading this craft revival. They include classically trained potters who create design-led pieces, product designers who use clay as a means of creative expression, as well as fine artists, architects, decorators, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers. Their collective output goes far beyond pots into ceramic furniture, sculpture, murals, wall reliefs, small-scale architecture and 3D printing. The book is divided into four thematic sections and features special contributions from Edmund de Waal, Hella Jongerius, Grayson Perry, Martin Brudnizki and Sarah Griffin discussing craft, industry, ornament, decorating and collecting. New Wave Clay is an image-led, dynamic study of the exciting new generation jumpstarting this age-old art. Features - A 296-page survey of 55 international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art and luxury craftsmanship. - Four thematic chapters are accompanied by interviews and written contributions on the subject from designers, decorators and collectors. - Richly illustrated, New Wave Clay is an image-led, dynamic book that aims to demonstrate the contemporary condition of this age-old art. - Instead of focusing on traditional craft ware and functional pieces, this title focuses on the community of ceramicists who create design-led works.

Developing Glazes

Author: Greg Daly

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 9781912217496

Category:

Page: 128

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Developing your own glazes can be tricky and success is dependent on many factors. In this book, ceramicist Greg Daly aims to demystify the process with practical advice and complete, step-by-step instructions. He covers all the essentials, from planning your recipes and recording results to mixing glazes and finding the correct firing temperature. This hands-on technical guidance is supported with helpful how-to images and example tests and recipes.For any potter beginning to experiment with fired colour, texture and decoration in their work, Developing Glazes is an essential reference, revealing workable, exciting methods for achieving the glaze results you want.

The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

Author: Frank Hamer,Janet Hamer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780713664089

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 437

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A dictionary of materials and techniques for craft potters. It covers the sources and character of materials, the behaviour of clays and glaze materials during forming and firing processes, forming methods and glaze construction, and explanations of terminology and historical developments.

Science and Civilisation in China

Chemistry and chemical technology. Ceramic technology

Author: Rose Kerr,Joseph Needham,Nigel Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 918

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How were Chinese pots made, glazed and fired? Why did China discover porcelain more than 1,000 years before the West? What are the effects of China's influence on world ceramics? These questions (and many more) are answered in this history of Chinese ceramic technology, from the late Stone Age to the twenty-first century AD. The non-specialist reader will appreciate its unique coverage of research materials originally published in several languages.

Master Potter of Meiji Japan

Makuzu K−ozan (1842-1916) and His Workshop

Author: Moyra Clare Pollard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199252558

Category: Art

Page: 173

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This is the first book in a European language to make a comprehensive study of the life and works of the astonishingly versatile and accomplished Meiji potter, Makuzu Kozan (1842 - 1916), who was acclaimed as one of the greatest ceramic artists of the Meiji period. The Meiji period, after the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-nineteenth century, was a time of momentous change for Japanese society and Kozan's Makuzu workshop makes an ideal case study to examine the effects of thesechanges on the Japanese ceramic industry. This book tells the story of Kozan's Makuzu wares from their origins in a traditional workshop in Kyoto to their maturity in a prolific factory in the newly-opened port of Yokohama, where Kozan's ability to cater to the demands of a new Western export market and to incorporate new Western glaze techniques led to enormous success, both in Japan and abroad at the international exhibitions that flourished from the 1850s. Lavish illustrations highlightKozan's remarkable and technical and artistic achievements, while ceramic marks and box inscriptions are analysed as a practical guide to dating Makuzu ware. Clare Pollard discusses the role of later generations of the Miyagawa family in the running of the workshop and relates developments in Makuzu ware to the work of other major potters of the era, both in Japan and in Europe and America. Incorporating contemporary sources (including previously unstudied archival material from the Makuzuworkshop itself), recent research and the study of a large corpus of Makuzu wares in museums and private collections all over the world, the book examines the artistic, political, and commercial factors that influenced Kozan and his contemporaries as they strove to come to terms with shifting life-styles and changing attitudes to the arts, and moved towards the creation of a modern ceramic industry.